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Old 01-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #41
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For those who haven't seen all the docking situations possible.....

Fender covers are great in a variety of circumstances and for a variety of reasons....but they, as well as gummy fenders can be grit magnets...at least temporarily or long enough to do damage. Probably so can brand new clean fenders...just a little less likely.

As long as those situations never arise or you are particularly vigilant...use 'em as it's been said "smoke'm if you got'em...

Just be careful...there are situations where damages HAS occurred and if in doubt of my dubious experience, could occur.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #42
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I think if you're meticulous enough to want to spring for fender covers, you're probably gonna be watching for grime build-up. I like 'em.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:41 PM   #43
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What Is Pretentiousness??

It'll be a bit pretentious looking, though. Like putting whitwall tires or a chrome exhaust pipe on a garbage truck.

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....... A BIT PRETENTIOUS ?????
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Greetings,
And what's wrong with a pimped garbage truck again?

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #45
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Like putting whitwall tires or a chrome exhaust pipe on a garbage truck.
My boat's older, but it's certainly no garbage truck.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #46
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OK...some think it can't happen to them.

Dusty parking lot, strong gusts prior to a thunderstorm....grit blows on boats near parking lot...rain makes grit stick to wet fender cover (granted not all fabrics this may happen to...but the cotton, fleecy ones are suspect), strong gusty winds during thunderstorm means boat/wave action (but not a lot of torrential rain to clean the covers), scratches result.

Seen it happen...so all I can say is ....even though you may never have had a problem...it has caught good, experienced boaters.

Just like a bare fender can have stuff on it....say from a fueling situation and there wasn't enough time to clean it before you got to your slip for whatever reason and got forgotten till scratches occur.

I never said covers were better or worse...just don't think that because of them you'll never get scratched....no matter how meticulous you are unless you're the type to tie up a fuel dock cleaning fenders while others circle....
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Don't think anyone is saying that. Just that some prefer them. I think they look nice. Not gonna hurt my hull one way of another though.
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