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Old 04-23-2016, 07:09 AM   #1
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Big old fenders

Eventually fenders start to leak or become disgusting to look at.

A box cutter and 2 o rope handles can recycle the dead fender into a tool box that is kinder to the boats interior when carried.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:40 AM   #2
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I love people who throw away their leaky fenders. Some brands have a life time warranty.

I'd pull them out of the trash and as long as someone hadn't used a box cutter on them in most cases I could turn them in and get a brand new one of the same size and style.
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I have a fender that has a small hole in it. Can they be "welded" somehow to patch the leak?


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Old 04-23-2016, 12:58 PM   #4
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I had one that was like new with a pin hole in it that I thought would be honored by the life time warranty. Wrong, the warranty only covers failure to hold air from abrasion. Never found a way to fix the pin hole, tried several glues/adhesives without any luck.
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Maybe something like a tire plug....a lot more pressure than a fender but a lot less meat.
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I love people who throw away their leaky fenders. Some brands have a life time warranty.



I'd pull them out of the trash and as long as someone hadn't used a box cutter on them in most cases I could turn them in and get a brand new one of the same size and style.

You are correct. Most quality fenders do have a lifetime warranty. Regardless of how they look.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:07 AM   #7
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Eventually fenders start to leak or become disgusting to look at.

A box cutter and 2 o rope handles can recycle the dead fender into a tool box that is kinder to the boats interior when carried.
I would like to see a picture of this fender tool box of yours.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:03 AM   #8
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Maybe an injectable tire sealant would work, if you can figure out how using the inflator needle.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:04 AM   #9
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The deflated fender I hang of the teak swim deck to protect when the dink or ru the about are tied on the stern. The ugly fender is used as a permanent dock fender which get growth on it making its more ugly.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:20 AM   #10
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As long as they don't leak, I take the ugly dumpster finds and the wife makes white terry cloth covers.
They are great for the locks.
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