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Old 04-23-2018, 02:58 PM
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I am looking at these fenders for my 1875 Crossover. Have never owned or bought fenders before.
Taylor Made Low Freeboard Fenders

Anybody use these at all?

Another question regarding black and white fenders. Does any color tend to scuff an aluminum boat more?

Any other unsolicited advice regarding fenders is much appreciated also.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:40 PM
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I have a pair of the larger and smaller sizes in white, they work great. as far as the colored fenders - I would avoid them. On my last boat (98 Tyee) I bought green fenders to match the boat, they did rub off green smudges on both my boat & a buddies cabin cruiser.
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I have a pair of the larger and smaller sizes in white, they work great. as far as the colored fenders - I would avoid them. On my last boat (98 Tyee) I bought green fenders to match the boat, they did rub off green smudges on both my boat & a buddies cabin cruiser.
Good to hear about the colors. White it is. You said you have both sizes of these. How do you use the small and large ones? Do you use them at the same time? Water conditions or dock height influence size? Or just specific placement of small and large all the time when docking? Thanks.
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Good to hear about the colors. White it is. You said you have both sizes of these. How do you use the small and large ones? Do you use them at the same time? Water conditions or dock height influence size? Or just specific placement of small and large all the time when docking? Thanks.
Bob, I bought the smaller ones first when I had my Tyee. They were not really long enough to protect the entire side, so I bought the larger size. If I carry fenders it will be the larger sized set (they do take up alot of room). I only use all four if planning on rafting up. the smaller size work great at the stern and larger size sitting by the windshield.
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Had a set and did not like them because of how they hooked over the gunnel you were limited where you could tie them. If you wanted to tie them to a cleat on the boat most of the time the end with the line would touch the cleat making little or no room to attach to the cleat, and if you wanted to lower it to protect a lower spot on the boat you ran into more issues. Just get normal bumpers and like a garage get larger sizes than you think you need
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Had a set and did not like them because of how they hooked over the gunnel you were limited where you could tie them. If you wanted to tie them to a cleat on the boat most of the time the end with the line would touch the cleat making little or no room to attach to the cleat, and if you wanted to lower it to protect a lower spot on the boat you ran into more issues. Just get normal bumpers and like a garage get larger sizes than you think you need
Thanks. I can picture exactly what you are talking about. We already have older round regular fenders from our last boat. With these, I am thinking of using the Lund fender hanger strap and button to secure them to the Sport Trak. I would not be attaching them to a cleat. I have the 90 degree sport trak and a lot wider gunnels then the picture shows.
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I've been using these and really like how little space they take up in storage.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Taylor-Ma...nder/618462952
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I've been using these and really like how little space they take up in storage.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Taylor-Ma...nder/618462952
Bought something similar yesterday. Being delivered later this week.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hull-Hugr...Black/21024368
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Bought something similar yesterday. Being delivered later this week.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hull-Hugr...Black/21024368
Bob, I bought a pair of these when I had my Tyee, they were not very "thick" and allowed me to get some dock rash - they are setting in the corner of shed now. I would be careful using these FWIW
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Bob, I bought a pair of these when I had my Tyee, they were not very "thick" and allowed me to get some dock rash - they are setting in the corner of shed now. I would be careful using these FWIW
Thanks for sharing that with me popi. They looked kind of thin. I am not planning on using them as my main fenders. Plus I got a great deal on them for $8 each shipped to my home from Walmart. I will either return them or keep them and use them as secondary fenders if I need them.
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