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Old 09 April 2006, 14:42   #31
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I am still not sure about which are the best type of fenders to use.
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There you go Chris.
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Old 09 April 2006, 15:19   #32
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That looks pretty conclusive then!

It looks like conventional sausage fenders for the marina and perhaps a long flat one for going through locks.

Thanks CT01!

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Old 09 April 2006, 22:06   #33
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Personally I like to use as big a fender as seems reasonable, 10 x 20 white "Taylor" made which are inflatable, like the boat. Smaller size fenders are easy to stow, but get a heavy wind or precarious docking situation and you are playing with fire. If you like your boat protect it. The pads Bou posted a picture of earlier in this thread work well in most situations, I have some of those as well and they see a lot of use. Always put out fenders, it is a good habit to develop and very cheap insurance.
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Old 10 April 2006, 03:04   #34
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That looks pretty conclusive then!

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Well.... no! Being a new Scorp you should tie your fenders to the cleats on the pontoon, not on the boat
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Old 11 April 2006, 19:35   #35
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Don't know how well it will work , but my mate wants to go fishing so I have got some bath/shower mats with suckers on to stick to the tubes . Mainly for where the rod etc is likely to rest not to stop hooks , but i guess they would help.

Those flat fenders look similar to swimming floats to me , the ethafoam type .
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Old 12 April 2006, 21:25   #36
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Hey Choppy, you don't need a fender at the bow, because your RIB's bow will not hit the dock. Two would be nice, one fwd of the transom and fwd of miships. Fenders in any boat are a good idea, even Ribs, if docking for a long period of time. Any protection to your tube is a wise idea....
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