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Fenders and Dock Boards, How Many?
I've read that you can't have too many fenders, but they take a lot of storage room. For the experienced sailors and cruisers, how many fenders, and what size, do you have on board and for what size boat? Where and how do you store them? Also, include dock/fender boards.
On my 32 ft. boat, I currently have seven 8" x 20" fenders and two 15" round fenders. Plus two 3 ft. x 2" x 6" fender boards, which each would use two of the fenders above. I have vinyl dock edging on one side of the fender boards and could use them without fenders in a pinch. Also, longer boards would be better. All fit into my storage lockers but take lots of room.
Originally, I had four 8x20's, but a short term critical docking situation at my marina required more, so I now keep those on board.
What is your situation?
Last edited by NCC320; 08-01-2013 at 10:18 AM.