Thread: Dock Fenders
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:06 PM   #24
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Around here. with floating docks, many marinas will tell you (over the radio) to "Set your fenders to the waterline." Rub rails will have no contact with the docks or pilings with the floating docks around here.

Personally, I disagree with Captain Tom about when to set out your fenders. I deploy them prior to entering the marina. That's for floating docks. Fixed docks with pilings could be a different situation.

Obviously, it's the captain's choice and based on the situation at hand.
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