Originally Posted by rgscpat
No one has commented on whether fender boards combined with fenders might provide more protection? Also, maybe the municipal harbor would let you line the pier with running track surface, fire hose material, or something similar... or perhaps you could wrap the tires with something like fire hose fabric.
I am on a floating dock, which makes things easier. I can fix the tire to the dock and it will always fend the boat at the same position no matter what the tide (same with the taylor fenders I am now using- the main fender is tied of horozontally to the cleat on the dock). The dock does have a fending rub strip the full length, which is nice for small bumps, but not when the harbor really starts rocking and rolling.
As far as fender boards, I think they are used to span one piling to another, since my dock is a continuous floating dock, we do not have exposed pilings and no need for a fender board.