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Fender Stowage - Clever Ideas?

Wondering whether anyone's come up with any clever ideas for stowing fenders on deck when underway? I've seen everything from simply flipping them over the lifeline, to those flimsy-looking metal contraptions that affix to (I think) the stanchions. Just wondering if anyone has come up with a clever alternative... the flimsy metal contraptions won't fit my boat anyway...

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We are able to put at least two of them in our foredeck anchor locker while underway... out of sight but quickly accessible. It is a bit of a pain to pull them out during anchoring, but then they can go straight back in again until you're getting ready to go.
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Nope not here. I lash them to life lines sometimes, throw them in the tender that is on davits, tie them to mast and other items to keep them out of the way. The easiest seems to be to discretely clip them on your friends boat as they are leaving, provided they are going to the same place you are.
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.....The easiest seems to be to discretely clip them on your friends boat as they are leaving, provided they are going to the same place you are.
Yeah, that would work too!!
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We protect the dock and not the boat, when leaving and returning to our home port, there is no need to stow fenders, they are on the dock.
We carry an extra set (just like dock lines) for cruising.
These are simply stowed in the cockpit lazzarette when not in use. As soon as we leave a dock they are stowed and not left on deck anywhere. I prefer to leave the deck and cockpit free from as much clutter as possible.
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Fender bags that hang off the lifelines. Make them from mesh or phifertex.
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Just leave them hanging over the side, it makes you look really cool out on the water.
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Just leave them hanging over the side, it makes you look really cool out on the water.
Leaving them out is like walking around with your fly down.
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those flimsy-looking metal contraptions that affix to (I think) the stanchions.
Well... they may look flimsy and powerboatish.... but I've been loving them for 5 years and being rugged S.S. I'm sure they will outlive me. I have lots of storage inside but very little outside so for me it was the way to go. They hold my 6 very large fenders neatly out of the way and fold up to the stanchion when not in use Totally out of the way. Check my profile picture for a slightly better look.
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Of course, I just drop mine into the amas. Not an option on most boats though.

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Well... they may look flimsy and powerboatish.... but I've been loving them for 5 years and being rugged S.S. I'm sure they will outlive me. I have lots of storage inside but very little outside so for me it was the way to go. They hold my 6 very large fenders neatly out of the way and fold up to the stanchion when not in use Totally out of the way. Check my profile picture for a slightly better look.
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