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Re: Tires as Fenders
Well you should be glad the tires were there, otherwise you would be spending more than 5 minutes for the repair.
We touched the tire at perhaps 1mph, probably less. The dock is wood. I think there would have been nothing to do if the tire wasn't there. It's more of a problem than a help.
Pool noodles, as recommended elsewhere in this thread, are a better and also cheap solution.
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