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i love the fender clips used by those who enjoy spending wads of money on useless items--lol--is how i found my fenders as the boats,err, yotts, with them in use lost them in weather... i use a knot in a line tied to boat.....LOL remember to change line occasionally as they tend to chafe thru in time..... but, if yu are ddtermined to use the pretty and useless items presented on platters in wm stores,please lose your fenders etc within reach of my boat.....
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Amen!
BTW, I'm not "beating my chest" when I suggest people who don't want to tie off at ankle height might want to get a power boat. It's simply that given the list of challenging duties and conditions we face when sailing, kneeling down to tie a fender off while approaching a dock, is fairly far down the list (IMHO).
I'm betting you have a small fender.
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...i place my fenders AFTER i hit the dock. but then i do not have a cored hull and is allll goood--- nor do i hit dock hard...skim it then place fenders as needed. just let me know where it is you guys with fancy holders land so i can retrieve your lost fenders......only the huge ones, please.....LOL
i tie mine to whatever strong part of my boat is necessary to keep my teak cap intact and avoid the mayhem of "crash - bang" all night.
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I'm betting you have a small fender.
Show me yours, I'll show you mine!
Actually, it's funny. The PO must have had issues, because the fenders on my boat are twice the size they need to be. I actually ran an ad on CL attempting to swap or sell them to someone with a bigger boat. Now that I only use them when rafting up or at guest docks it's not such a big deal (no pun intended). Though, I do see other skippers eying the boat with obvious fender envy!

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here the ones I believe I bought from West marine ...on sale for $4.99 a pair.......real quick and easy
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How about both?

A couple of fenders for the wife to clip on when docking and then you go ahead and tidy up the lines and fenders after the boat is stopped.

I would propose a compromise;
She hangs a couple of fenders with some fancy schmancy clip on things
You guide the boat into the slip
She ties off a couple of lines
You make things ship shape while she makes the first round

Those of you who freak out over spending 20 bucks on plastic thingies must spend way too much time mulling over prices on the wine list or worse... how to split the check... eek!
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$20 for a plastic thing is more than I pay for a fender!
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Re: Fender hangers...too many choices!

My wife struggles to tie knots due to an injury in her hand. We bought fastfenders from the Minneapolis Boat show. This is probably the best fender hanger investment we did. She can preset the fender length and it takes less than a second to put fenders in place. Very happy with the quality of the product. You can check out Youtube videos on fastfenders. There are quite a few of those. Some of the websites where you can check videos and see if it will help your fender hanging issues.


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Re: Fender hangers...too many choices!

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What we did was hang out fenders from stainless snap hooks or carabiners, with a large enough mouth to fit around our stanchion bases. set the fender height, knot it, and it's done forever. Hanging fenders is as simple as snapping the shackle around the stanchion, and no pressure on the lifelines.
This is so simple I can't imagine why most folks don't do it. For those of you who raft up, either using the higher lifeline or simply flipping the fenders over the top line moves them up higher for rafting. Simple, no knots required.

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There are many things similar to these.

BTW, I know knots, but choose not to use them for this purpose.
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Re: Fender hangers...too many choices!

Toggle and becket:
the line at bottom of 1st photo, with loop(becket) to left & wooden pin(toggle) to right:

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No knots, no moving parts, no cost. (Everyone has old line lying around, right?)

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