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What size fenders are appropriate for a 32' sailboat?
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I have a 30' sail boat. I have 4 fenders which are 8" diameter by about 2'. Having six would be best IMHO.
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The bigger the better - as long as you do not end up looking like a tug-boat. 8-10's should be fine.

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I have six 8.5" fenders and four 6" fenders on my boat. It depends on how curved your hull is, but usually for a boat your size 8-10" fenders will do the job. If in doubt, go up a size. A 8-12' long fender board will generally help in extreme situations...
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One of the last times I docked in Vilamoura I used a pretty big Canadian fender...

They aren't cheap, and you have to feed them everynow and then. Also, don't let them **** while you're sailing in 10' swells, they have the nasty habit of damaging the head's walls with their heads while trying to pull their pants up.....

But good fenders indeed!!!!
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Those Canadians aren't accustomed to fiberglass and wood head enclosures; only steel bulkheads in their boats . . . for obvious reasons.
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ehehehehehehe poor Canuk.....he is such a nice guy....good fender too....

A bit greased up fot my taste...

No need to oil my teak now, its protected for 345 years against the sun....

Here's the greasy fender!!!

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