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Fender covers

I made my own fender covers for both the through hole and double eye fenders.



I have some extra material and would be willing to make anyone interested some covers at minimal cost plus shipping. The material is 100% solution dyed polyester (aka boat/bunk blanket) sewn with Ultra Dee bonded polyester thread. Both fabric and thread are navy blue. The fabric closure is hook velcro. Anyone interested please send a personal message and we can work out a cost and delivery time.
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Re: Fender covers

Here's a Sailrite video for DIY Boat Blanket fender covers.

Making A Boat Fender Cover Video
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Re: Fender covers

So here's somebody (ambienceack) trying to make a few extra bucks and you (TejasSailer) post right after him showing people how to avoid buying ambienceack's products.

It's a free forum, but that's not exactly a class act.
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Re: Fender covers

I'm not sure you can advertise a product for sale in the forum either. I don't think Tejas did anything wrong.

I'm curious what minimal cost is? I've bought mine from a place in Miane that does a great job and embroiders the name of your boat too, not to mention that you can pick any color you like.

Btw Ambian, yours look like they came out great!
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I agree with Minnewaska, they look great! Where did you find the material?
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Re: Fender covers

As a follow up to the posts, I am not trying to hide anything or make a lot of cash. I am not a professional canvas person but a carpenter. Perhaps I should have stated that in the OP. I purchased the material from sailrite and watched their video, too. So no offense on the second post but not sure the relevancy to the original post. The through hole fender cover idea I thought up in my pea sized brain after watching the neck roll pillow video and viewing one end of another brands fender cover. Additionally, our boat came with the ones made by a shop in Maine and they are good but have aged and have an open end, mine are closed on both ends, which I like better. I agree, the new ones from the Maine shop are very nice though!

Finally, I simply have some extra material and would like to off load some of it at or near cost so it doesn't end up in the basement. I was thinking around $25.00 for the through hole (8"x21") and $20.00 for the ones with the double eyes, plus shipping. It takes about 1.25 hours to cut and sew together. I sold some other used equipment at a not for profit margin on this forum before so I thought it was okay to do so perhaps I was lucky? Since I am not sure if this is the proper place to unload some extra boating supplies at reduced costs, I will hold off selling the fender covers or other things other than boats on this site. I guess the thought is I could be considered a vendor?

Thanks for the positive feedback on the covers.

Can't wait to get the boat back in the water!
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Re: Fender covers

I just buy a couple of pairs of big men's track pants ( the cheap fluffy ones). Cut off at the knee and sew a hem for a draw string. lasts a couple of years. Oh that's one lower leg per fender.
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Re: Fender covers

If there are continued objections to the thread, you might consider asking a moderator to move this to the classifieds. You could also either list the excess material there if you don't want to be bothered actually making the covers.
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Re: Fender covers

that could be cool.. buy some extra material when you do your sail covers and colour coordinate your fenders
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