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Old 10-06-2017, 06:17 PM   #1
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Automatic Fender System

Here's a new product that I found interesting. No need to put a crewmember on the bow for fender deployment for only a boat buck per pair.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=X3OYqQ_MF_4
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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That model fussing with the fender looks a whole lot better to me than a pile of polycarbonate.
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Mr. hm. That's only because she isn't wearing shoes...
She wasn't wearing shoes? I must have missed that part.
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Most of our style of boats allow easy access to the bow. On boats without comfortable bow access or for an elderly couple when one lacks the agility required to access the bow safely, this could be a great.

Besides, how much is a boat buck in the big scheme of things. I think many elderly gentlemen will want to add this to their vessels to make it safer and more convenient for the Admiral while docking. Especially those who like gadgets like Codger2.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:32 PM   #7
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So whadda you save ... 3minutes a day? Ridiculous.
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You need about 6 or 8 of those for a boat? I understand what they were after but looks like a fail to me.
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I think many elderly gentlemen will want to add this to their vessels to make it safer and more convenient for the Admiral while docking. Especially those who like gadgets like Codger2.
hey! I resemble that remark! My latest gadgets are small 12-24v meters, (About 1" in diameter) I now can see the voltage on all three of my battery banks...at a glance!

House & engine start banks. & the bow thruster bank.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

(Sorry about the orientation of the photos but I don't have a gadget or the know how to correct them.)
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ffs !
I had to look that up. The filter didn`t.
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Just something for the newbe to add to his list when buying the new boat. Yeah, I'll need a giant sceen chartplotter, I only sit at dock, a fish finder, since I don't fish, a generator and joy stick control, since I never leave the dock, and can I operate all of it from my I phone??
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The wasps and mud dauber around here would love that thing, all sorts of nooks and crannies to build in.
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So you invest in the 'high end automatic fender system' and discover the dock has a different configuration and you need fenders in other places.
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So you invest in the 'high end automatic fender system' and discover the dock has a different configuration and you need fenders in other places.
Some boats (like the one in the ad) have very poor bow access. I have been on friend's boats where the only access was through the windshield or the hatch in the V berth. I'm thinking these are what the product is intended for. Other fender positions are more accessible and wouldn't need this product.

Personally, I wouldn't buy them or have a boat with such poor access but they may or may not fill a need for some folks.
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Hi Guys,
The product is not for large Trawlers with easy bow access. The product was designed for cruisers up to 45' as they have bad bow access. We have a 31' cruiser and the advantage is that we can take it easily to any restaurant on the Delta and cruise without burning too much fuel at 27 mph. It is a great cruiser, we love it but it has bad bow access. We are experienced cruisers, live on the water, in good physical shape and still deploying these fenders was our biggest hassle cruising. This is a great solution for cruisers up to 45' not so much for the big Trawlers or very large sail boats. Thanks, Sam
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