Make Friends With Your Fenders

Fenders are essential to protect your boat, but they can only do their job if they are hung properly.

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The right placement, at the right height and time, is crucial to avoid any damage that could result in a disastrous impact on both your boat and bank account.

Knowing where and when to hang fenders to be most effective varies depending on where you dock your boat. Whether it’s permanently fixed, floating, or rafting, different fender positions are required to cope with fluctuating water heights from tides, storms or wakes.

Learning how to properly tie your fenders is crucial to prevent them from slipping down or falling off. Fortunately, a few simple knots can be easily learned and will last a lifetime. These knots are always available and can be used anywhere, at any time. Once mastered, they can be used in a variety of settings, such as on a boat, in the garage, in the car, or in the yard, to make life easier.

Determining the right way, how to tie, at the right time, and the best location to hang your fenders is a lot easier if you know how.

We have written several articles to help you hang your fenders taking into account all the above factors. You will learn about a “belly line” and the difference between a fender and a bumper and much more in the following articles on our website …….

Fenders Can Make All The Difference


Make friends with your fenders
     You’ll realize how much they do
to protect your boat from damage
     and your pocket book too.

Stop Fender Height Fretting

Fenders – Where to Hang Them

Fenders Ride Up

Fenders – Up or Down, In or Out?

Tying and Using Knots


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