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Old 05 August 2016, 02:13   #1
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New Fenders - Which Knot?


So I have bought a new pack of fenders which has come with the requisite lengths of rope to make up the fenders.

I am comfortable with the clove hitch end of business.....but what knot would you use to secure the other end of the rope to the fender itself??


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Old 05 August 2016, 02:37   #2
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Don't rely on a clove hitch by itself.
They can slip in use against a pontoon or another boat & leave you thinking someone's either adjusted them downwards or pinched them.
Couple of half hitches as well or a round turn & two half-hitches instead.

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A spliced eye would be my choice on three braided rope
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Old 05 August 2016, 06:18   #4
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A spliced eye would be my choice on three braided rope

Yep me too always splice the rope with fenders.

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