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Old 09-06-2009, 11:52   #1
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What Are These?

What are these bow fender things and how do you make them? I need one so that when I hit things with my bow, I don't damage my boat. I seem to have a hard time just not hitting things.

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Old 09-06-2009, 13:04   #2
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They're oversized baggywrinkles; but you don't need them.

Just take your spirit(s) of choice, and send it/them to me. Anytime you feel the need to purchase more - do so - then immediately forward to me.

I’m willing to throw myself on the grenade of (some of, errrr, this one of) your foibles and proclivities.

Doing so will reduce your collision rate by a factor of (at least ten).
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Old 15-06-2009, 12:30   #3
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Puddings

They're called bow puddings. Puddings are fenders made of rope. Fenders for other parts of your boat can be made of rope as well. Check these links and/or google on "bow puddings".

Bow Fenders, Bow Puddings, Whiskers and Rope Fenders by Marlinespike.com

Handmade Art on Etsy - Royal Blue Bow Pudding Fender by knottickleyourfancy

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Old 15-06-2009, 14:39   #4
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anyone got info on making one....?
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Old 15-06-2009, 15:43   #6
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I though that was "Thing" from the old Adams Family show!
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Old 15-06-2009, 15:55   #7
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You really don't want to own a boat that needs one. even the Nordic Tug has what is the image of one but they don't actually have one. You'll find most tugs now have twin vertical extensions for pushing. It's mostly so you don't scrape the boat as you come along on a side tie. You don't see them much around here.
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But they are soo pretty!

If your in texas I have a friend that can whip you up one, he is called the knot dude Also try Ashleys book of knots-he might have it .
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Ashley book of knots has them in there but that book is so darn cryptic. I am totally going to try to make one tomorrow.
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Go for it, and send pics when your done so we can oooh and aaah.
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Ashley book of knots has them in there but that book is so darn cryptic. I am totally going to try to make one tomorrow.

Tomorrow? man, it would take me a month to do a practice one and then another month to do it right.
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Old 18-06-2009, 09:41   #13
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No kidding, I think there's some real work in those. It'd be a fun project, you might need to give your boat a tug's name though
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If you have the right type of quasi-workboat type of yacht, for it then go for it. They do look pretty retro...although as Paul mentions, obsolete on modern tugs and pushboats. Rubber fendering of all different types has taken place of pudding type of fendering. I think it would indeed look good on something like a traditional looking Nordic Tug.
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it looks way better than used tires anyway. The place I am thinking of using it is out of sight anyway. My dinghy is on davits and grinds into my transom in a swell. I didn't get to the baggy wrinkles today because I was too busy getting hit in the eye with biocide....still so so so much better than a day at work.
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