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What fabric should I use to...

...make fender covers?
Freshly painted hull + old fenders= a need for fender condoms. What fabric should I use? Sure, I could just buy the damn things, but I'd like to do it myself. Anybody done it?
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Sunbrella&#0174 Marine Fabric

I like it when the color matched the sail covers
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Heavy duty fleece from the fabric store works great. Use UV resistant thread.

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Old Hockey socks!... C'mon, you're Canadian!

Consider the environment where you're moored.. if there's airborne dust or dirt the 'condoms' can hang on to that and essentially become abraders themselves.

Another consideration is the amount of movement of the boat under normal conditions. If there's enough wash to cause considerable rolling then round/spherical fenders are better than cylindrical ones, which will tend to slide and rub vertically against both hull and deck. Round ones tend to roll and so will drag less against the surfaces.

Finally, if you're in a finger-dock situation that you share a bay with another boat, try to get the owner to agree to a line or a shock cord between your boats. Both boats will be held away from the dock that way, avoiding wear on the paint altogether. Just don't forget about it the next time you leave!
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And they come in so many amazing colour combinations!

Way to go, eh!

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