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|04-22-2009 03:12 PM|
|NCC320||Life lines are called life lines for a reason....you probably should keep them!|
|04-21-2009 07:22 PM|
Stanchions and lifelines are dumb. They get piles of crap strapped to them, they break, they leak, they add windage... they just trip you instead of saving you!
Get rid of em!
|05-20-2008 09:31 AM|
Not a big fan of tying the fenders to the lifelines. That can put a lot of strain on the stanchions, should a fender get caught under a dock or such... and damage the stanchions or lifelines. You're generally much better off installing specific hard-points for the fenders, or using the base of cleats and stanchions to tie them to. This way, they can't damage anything if they do get caught.
Originally Posted by Bilikin View Post
|05-20-2008 09:06 AM|
Board storage shots
|05-20-2008 09:02 AM|
Here are a couple shots of my fenderboard chafe protection holes
Plus 2 shots of my storage, I keep board with kayak in rack over rail
|05-20-2008 07:35 AM|
The first and most important step in keeping off the dock is the lines. Bow and stern set to keep the boat off high and low tide, spring lines to keep it off for and aft.
Then I tie the boat bumpers on the life lines with adjustable line with a half hitch. I can slide this on the lines to allow the fender to ride higher or lower. In addition I can slide the line taunt when sailing and the fender is off the hull, off the deck and imediately available if needed. No need for those extra wire holders. Must keep it clear of any of the Jib sheets however, so some experiment is needed. As for covers...don't use them, find they mold and mildew and end up being more to clean.
|05-20-2008 04:38 AM|
|Idiens||SD - Please do. Fender boards are something I have so far done without but are worth having.|
|05-20-2008 01:39 AM|
|sailingdog||I'm in the process of making up an twelve-foot long fenderboard that separates into two six-foot long fenderboards. I think it would be a really useful thing to have along... because sometimes, depending on how the pilings are setup, you need to have a longer fenderboard to keep the boat off the pilings, and sometimes having two shorter ones are nice, like when you're rafting up to a monohull, which has much more of a curve to the hull than a multihull does. If anyone is interested in it, when I'm done, I can post photos and such.|
|05-20-2008 01:31 AM|
The last was directed at one person...not all
|05-20-2008 01:28 AM|
Oh we use a long board 12 ft to run on 2 pilings most are 8-10 foot on center..and the fenders are about 7-8 ft apart
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