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Buying boat fenders

Hey guys, I am going to buy some new boat fenders. Wurst Marine has three Taylor made 8.5in (in a pack) for $99. My only reservation is that they have the black top and that over time, after the gloss has worn off, I will get black streaks on the boat. Probably not a reality, but never-the-less, I thought I would ask first.
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I have a 10% off coupon for wurst marine, good only for today, if you want it.
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I've used the same fenders... they seem to have the sale on them every year... and they're pretty solid fenders.
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Thanks Freesail, it was a nice thought, but the fenders are available only at the store, and the coupon is internet or phone only.
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Well, don't do what CD did. I went out and bought the new finders with the little pump in them. It is about the size of your little finger (or SD's fuse, whichever is shorter, I am not sure). Anyways, as everyone knows, they all lose their pressure over a period of time (especially if you are cruising a bunch) so I thought: Some Bloody Guy just made another million off a great idea that I have to pay for.

Anyways, I got them back to my tub (after paying a premium price) and beganst to pumping the little dudes up with that minipump. About two hours later and every digit on my hand about to fall off, I realized I fart with more pressure than those pumpers put out - and could probably fill them up quicker that way too. Much to everyones appreciation, I did not fill them up that way but took filled them with a real pumper. However, I have noticed they do not hold the air as well as the POS cheap ones that I bought for half the price.

Thus... learn from my mistakes.

Hey, BF, I was just kidding about all that stuff earlier. You need some new fenders, eh? I will sell you mine with this special little pumper in them which is really cool if you trade me for your $99 West Marine ones. No, really, I was just kidding about that stuff earlier!!! No interest?? Well, I will see if I can rub them off on the Portugese. I am going to get a little black marker and write "Space Age Light Weight Racing Fenders for Portugese Racing Boats"

Can I fit all of that on one fender? You think he will buy??

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Ummm... sometimes caveman tech is better than new-fangled gadgetry... I have a pump on board the boat for the re-chargeable air horn I use... so topping off the fenders is no biggie..

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If you can send me $10,000 in good faith, I will send you the fenders and, wait how does that work? I forget.
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What size do you guys recommend? Right now I have tiny 6.5in. I know I need at least 8.5in for 34', should I go bigger?
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Everyones advice will differ on this, but I feel the bigger the better (well, to a point). Not to mention, if you go buy what you and I have discusssed, you can take your new fenders with you.

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Everyones advice will differ on this, but I feel the bigger the better (well, to a point). Not to mention, if you go buy what you and I have discusssed, you can take your new fenders with you.

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I would imagine I would need at least 10.5 in for that?
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