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Old 09-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #21
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I go back into the 1950's and 60's in boating. Back then, floating docks on New England coast were basically non existent. Rubrails are needed when rubrails are needed... and... not needed when not needed. Just that simple! As an analogy... bumpers on a car are usually not needed... but you’re glad they are there when they are needed. So far as looks go for rubrails on any boat - each to their own!

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:03 PM   #22
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I love a substantial rub rail. You never know when you might rub up against a piling or obstruction. They are great for pulling into a slip with pilings or pivoting. Flimsy rub rails are just asking for damage. Fenders are nice but when there's no time tp deploy them they are not there.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #23
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I love a substantial rub rail. You never know when you might rub up against a piling or obstruction. They are great for pulling into a slip with pilings or pivoting. Flimsy rub rails are just asking for damage. Fenders are nice but when there's no time tp deploy them they are not there.
I'm not going to say rubrails are not needed because in many situations (as you mention), they are.

As for for "Fenders are nice but when there's no time tp deploy them they are not there", one of the things I equate with inexperienced boaters is approaching the dock or slip unprepared. I put my fenders down and set my lines up before my approach.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #24
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Saw this the other day on a beautifully kept up 1975 GB42. Very clever idea. The owner had the hangers fabricated and there are tthree sets per side. We're adding this to our to-do list. Right now we simply put the still- attached fenders on the side deck. So they are always ready but a bit underfoot.

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #25
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Saw this the other day on a beautifully kept up 1975 GB42. Very clever idea. The owner had the hangers fabricated and there are tthree sets per side. We're adding this to our to-do list. Right now we simply put the still- attached fenders on the side deck. So they are always ready but a bit underfoot.
Same here for my six tubular fenders, but my fenders aren't particularly underfoot on the deck. The four round fenders hang from there ropes but don't touch the deck.



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Old 09-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #26
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Nice idea and picts... TY Marin - I'll modify for Tolly SS rails.
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