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On the subject of fender covers , while covers range in price from about $20-30 bucks ( 8x27) you can make your own for less than $ 10 from a pair of sweets. Buying the Fruit-Of-The-Loom brand (color of choice) with the elastic on the bottom, cut to length sew in a quick hem thread some small stuff and there you have it. I generally get about two years out of a pair.
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On the subject of fender covers , while covers range in price from about $20-30 bucks ( 8x27) you can make your own for less than $ 10 from a pair of sweets. Buying the Fruit-Of-The-Loom brand (color of choice) with the elastic on the bottom, cut to length sew in a quick hem thread some small stuff and there you have it. I generally get about two years out of a pair.
Hockey socks work well too (and you can get them at Walmart but cheaper at sports consignment stores)
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Thanks Still,
Faster...I haven't seen a hockey sock in over 35 years, when the temp. drops below 70 I'm looking to move south !
But beautiful cruising areas you have up there !
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What fenders?

Actually the chick on the left is a little scary. Let's just say one should definitely cover one's fender when docking.

PS - Is this her again on the right?

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Cabela's sells inflatable fenders in sizes up to 10' for $10-$30.

Cabela's -- Dock Edge Dolphin Twin-Eye Smooth Boat Fenders
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Hockey socks work well too (and you can get them at Walmart but cheaper at sports consignment stores)
If only walmart around here sold hockey socks...
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Even if they deflate over time, think about how many you can buy at that price and still save money!
Get a bicycle pump and needle, inflate right back.
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I might get a two pairs of the cheap's for the fender boards, $44 isn't a lot to add some cushion to those. Then I can look at 3 higher quality to cushion vital areas. I can always upgrade the cheapies next season.

I like the idea of stuffing 3 of them in a Hockey Sock!!! How Much More Canadian Can You Get!?!?

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