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Old 12-03-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Fender clips

Hi all,

Thinking of investing in some fender clips and wondering if anyone can recommend a brand (or warn of brands to stay away from) - or are they all much of a muchness? My fender lines are 5/8inch so interested in clips that will take a larger diameter line.

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Old 12-03-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Whats a fender clip?
Fenderhooks
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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Similar ocncept but not looking for anything quite so grand. More like thiese ones:

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I have 2 of these and like them, but they only accommodate a line up to 1/2 inch / 12.5 mm.



Fendergrip Adjustable Fender Hanger - Overton's
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
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Whats a fender clip?
Fenderhooks
A device that lazy boat owners use to avoid learning how to tie a clove hitch--which easier than tying a shoe. Which may explain why they all wear loafers.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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A device that lazy boat owners use to avoid learning how to tie a clove hitch--which easier than tying a shoe. Which may explain why they all wear loafers.
LOL! Mine came with the boat!
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That doesn't require you to use 'em! ;0
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Greetings,
Mr. FW (post #4). I got suckered into buying 4 of these at a boat show. Hate 'em. Would rather tie a bunch of ugly-assed granny knots for the trouble it takes to move these between stanchions.
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Mr. FW (post #4). I got suckered into buying 4 of these at a boat show. Hate 'em. Would rather tie a bunch of ugly-assed granny knots for the trouble it takes to move these between stanchions.
Agreed. They came with my boat and I threw them away.
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A device that lazy boat owners use to avoid learning how to tie a clove hitch--which easier than tying a shoe. Which may explain why they all wear loafers.
Hey, long time no hear from. Missed ya!
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Here's are revolutionary fender clip, it's called "A knot" I know it's mind blowing and all but really try to grab the concept.
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A clove hitch works for me, - and it works on any sized line.

With fender clips/hooks, you still need to tie them off to a stanchion to stop them moving laterally, so it kind of defeats the purpose of having them. (I guess the purpose is saving 1.5 seconds in tying a clove hitch)
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Thanks for the replies. For what it's worth I can tie a clove hitch (and do at present on fender lines) - was more thinking it may assist non-regular crew and my kids in putting out the fenders (they always ask 'can I help'). That and the fact that two of our fender positions on each side are a bit tricky to bend over and tie any knot as the [small] width of the gunnels in those positions is very slim making anything other than walking on them quite awkward. Sorry to cause your eyes to roll so - must be very tedious.

Thanks to those with serious answers - looks like they aren't worth it after all (especially if you have to tie them to stabilise laterally anyway).

BTW Auscan - your avatar and choice of boat bring back many great memories from the three (i think it's three - maybe 4) bare-boat charters on Cuddles motor-sailors the missus and I did in our youth around Hinchenbrook (and the Family group) and The great Sandy Straits. Great boats, Great times.
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This is actually a serious answer and I don't mean to offend, but is that not an opportunity to teach new people (kids included) how to tie simple knots?

In a case like this they might actually be willing to learn something that they missed earlier in life.

The clove hitch is the perfect knot for this aplication (very quick and simple) and and it works for me
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Thanks for the replies. For what it's worth I can tie a clove hitch (and do at present on fender lines) - was more thinking it may assist non-regular crew and my kids in putting out the fenders (they always ask 'can I help'). That and the fact that two of our fender positions on each side are a bit tricky to bend over and tie any knot as the [small] width of the gunnels in those positions is very slim making anything other than walking on them quite awkward. Sorry to cause your eyes to roll so - must be very tedious.
Shufti, no problem with Peggie's post. We go WAY back! She's just giving me crap...and she really knows her $hit! (rim shot)

Peggie, me tie a knot? I'm kind of lost on the whole concept. I'm still trying to get a handle on that cleat thingy.

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...and she really knows her $hit! .
And that goes back to rec.boat days, I can vouch for that!
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Mike - yes of course I'll be teaching them. The 8yo is fine but the 6 and 3yo might be a challenge for a year or two. I thought for a few bucks I might get the little ones a bit more involved than 'just sit there and be good'.

FW - fair enough, this bloody typed medium makes it hard to distinguish a wry smile.

Apologies headmistress - looks like I jumped the gun and read more into your response than I should have.
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Mike - yes of course I'll be teaching them. The 8yo is fine but the 6 and 3yo might be a challenge for a year or two. I thought for a few bucks I might get the little ones a bit more involved than 'just sit there and be good'..
This reminds me that I actually need to do better in the "teaching" department this Summer. So many times it is just easier and quicker to do it yourself and I am guilty of this more times than I can count.
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Yes, it's a juggle i know, I know. I too could be a better teacher at times. It is very hard sometimes to slow down and go through something point by point when you just want to go 'zip,zip - done'.
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