Search the forum for "fender boards" There was a previous discussion just recently. I've tried to put a link in but can't get it to work...
I used a 2x6x8 treated. Two holes in each end and dangled from the lifelines with fenders on the inside. When I did not need it as a fender board, it worked as a boarding ramp (until someone stole it... now who would steal a freaking boarding ramp!!!!???).I am considering making some fender boards so the pilings don't eat my boat.do any of you out there use them and if so, what are the approximate dimensions of the boards you use.
Just a comment, maybe not necceesary, but will make regardless: If you have serious tides, the board CAN ride up over the fenders. THe result is not pretty, as you can imagine from this finish:Thanks everyone, I installed one fender board tonight that was built like SD's diagrams. I tied it off to the toe rail with the fenders behind it on the hull. I ended up using a 2x6 that I cut to 5' it's going to work out great for my slip. I'll store it on deck if I can, or in the aft berth with the rest of the sails and such.
Right now, it kind of looks out of place, it needs the weathering so it looks more at home on the boat.
Next project....... outboard motor mount on the aft rail for the dinghy motor.