fender board

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fender board

Postby Katmat on Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:54 am

Looking to see if anyone uses a fender board when they are docking at pilings. Saw a article in Boat U.S. about making one.
Do you have one or two & how long? I think I would use a 2" thick board & drill the holes thru the 2" thick side.
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Re: fender board

Postby Brian B on Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:43 pm

I made fender boards using 3” PVC pipe. I cut them to 5’ so they fit on the cabin roof or in the cave on my 25SC. Drill through the pipes and thread some thin nylon line through, attach SS clips to each end so they quickly attach to the fender lines. I’ve used them for about 4 years and they have done battle with the NY locks and various pilings. They are strong but light in weight compared to a 2” board. Pic in my photo album.
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Re: fender board

Postby BradOwens on Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:36 pm

If making your own out of wood, I would use 1 x 4, not 2 inch thick. 2 inch will be heavier, and have less spring in it. A little spring will make for less noise when bumping against the pilings.
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Re: fender board

Postby ethanbarnett on Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:19 pm

I did the PVC like Brian. They store between the roof's stainless hand rails perfectly and hold my wash brush, rod, etc. Just pack with rags so items stay put.
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