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Deano
Feb-01-2006 @ 12:12 AM                           Permalink
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What do you do with your fenders when underway?

Leave them hanging?
Lift them on the deck?
Remove and store below?
What fenders? Wink

It would be interesting to post type of boat. Power/
Sail.

For me... Power-Leave hanging, but clear of the water.
Sail - Remove and store.

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Feb-01-2006 @ 12:23 AM                           Permalink
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hi , leave them hanging have done for nearly 40 years of boating and never had a problem, but no doubt bill maxted will tell you otherwise  Smile

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Why should I do that Roy  Playful  These days I leave mine hanging down. You never know when someone is going to hit you or a bit of quay heading jump out at you Scared  In my youth this would have been considered poor form and they would been lifted and laid still attached on the decks. This was not just to make the boat look pretty however. At that time fenders were made of rope and however hard you tried not too would pick up grit.  Swinging as you cruised along they would score scratch marks into the varnish or paint. Mad

'You may only be going from Loddon to Reedham Ferry but I still don't think that the power lead you have connected will be long enough' Bill...

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We end up doing a bit of both:

Small fenders are left hanging each side at the level of the lower rubbing strake.

4 larger socked fenders are kept in baskets attached to the pulpit and are deployed as required when mooring.

We tried keeping the extra fenders various places, including below, but preparing to moor is much easier now they are stowed at the bow.

The small permanent fenders have saved damage on at least one occasion when meeting an inconsiderate boat at the wrong point of the lower chet has resulted in getting pinned to a wooden bank with the tide.

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I never seem to have them in the right place.

gordon

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My wife's father brought her up right, so whenever we're going far, she goes to lift them and put them on the deck. On the rare occasion I venture out there, I find them a tripping hazard. So I don't go out very often. It's often hazardous for me at the best of times. "Shorry offisher, the drunker I shtand here, the longer I sheem to get!"

They said" Don't buy a wooden one, whatever you do."

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Down all the time

You never know who is around the next corner

Been in the same situation as Tricxy on the lower Chet on a very windy day and the poor guy on the hire boat totally 'lost it' and ended up complety blocking the river and attached to my bow. With other traffic behind me the only reasonable course of action open to me was to nudge his stern round until he was pionting in the right direction and scrape past him.

From first sighting to contact with my bow (I was actually moving astern at the time of contact) was less than 30 seconds. No amount of rapid deployment of fenders/mop would have prevented any resulting scratches or scrapes to my pristine hull.

But the fenders did Smile

Rod

Motor boat by the way

You mean the other Starboard then...

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Try going into a 7' lock with your fenders down in a 6' 10 beam cruiser! You wouldn't believe just how stuck, stuck can be.

Trevor

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On a yacht, it can be a case of up... no down... put them up again... oops they've fallen down again...
We usually try to keep them up when underway, but sometimes to have them at the right position for mooring etc. they are a bit too short to tuck up out of the way. I don't think it's bad form to have them down on a cruiser, but I don't like to see them trailing in the water.

Danny

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Danny boy get a grip
If you have the ones you can fill with water ,what better way to keep the Stella cool,half submerged is just right. Wink

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