Originally Posted by JA1000
Cheers - has any got the Hull Hugrs?
I use a pair of them. I have them on a short line with a gate clip on the end; clip them to an inside D-ring and toss them out. Positioned with one towards the rear, and the other just short of the start of the bow taper. I like the thickness - it provides a bit of space between the tubes and any pointy bits on the dock. Being vinyl material, the mounting holes tend to be the weak area - they tear out after a few seasons (depends on the amount of abuse, of course.)
They work well, but they do have a tendency to creep if there's a lot of vertical motion between the boat and whatever you dock to (they have to slide, so it's less a problem than cylindrical fenders that roll their way up.) If you find that's a problem, I've had pretty good luck attaching a 2lb dive weight to the bottom.
The ones I'm talking about are about 2 or 3 inches thick, perhaps 6 or 7 inches wide, and a foot and a half or so long, with a hinged section a third of the way down.
They make pretty good impromptu pillows as well for those times where your dive buddies don't want to come back up.