Re: Fender hangers...too many choices!
As we enter port, my wife usually deploys the fenders. Often, I will put them out on deck and get a loose round turn started, but she drops them over the side and adjusts the height.
Recently, I've had to compromise on where they would be tied. They were always at the base of the stanchions and I refuse to allow them to be tied to the lifeline, other than an emergency or extremely short term. (btw, our marina only ties them to the lifelines when they launch her in the spring. Drives me nuts). However, we use 12"x36" fenders and they are quite awkward to hold in position while bending over or kneeling on deck to tie them off. We just started tying them to the stanchion, but right above the first life line.
It doesn't pull down on the lifeline, but it is a little more leverage that I would like on the stanchion. However, its a compromise I need to live with.
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