Hello peeps, thought that I would share with you all, a little idea that I had a while ago, and now I have made, tried and tested, am going to post on here...!
My rib is normally kept on the trailer, but sometimes, put on a visitor berth on the council marina, for the weekend, normally, for 3 nights at a time. While it is tied along side, I have been using the normal sausage type fenders, but they are a complete pain in the rear end, especially on my boat.!
I have seen the 'rib specific' fenders, but cannot justify the price tag of these, £30 for a small one, and £60 for a large.
This got me thinking, could I possibly make something, that is easier to use, lighter, easier to store, and most of all, CHEAPER..!
I took a little trip to the local 'Toolstation', and bought 4 x Kneeling pads, designed for gardeners. I then attacked them with the drill, and threaded a piece of rope, which I will get around to splicing, but wanted to adjust first, and a couple of holes for the elastic for the rubbing strake clip.
I have used these for 12 nights in total so far, not long I know, but they are really holding up well.
Even if they only last me a season, I will not be bothered, as they are less than £5 each.
If this is of interest to you, please feel free to copy, and save some money