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Old 09-10-2017, 08:43 PM
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I am going to add some boat fenders to keep dock rash off the factory "bumper". My question is, do you leave them in place on the side of the boat while running the lake? It seems like they would flop around bad while going 40+ mph.

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I leave mine out all day, that way all the experienced boaters and captains stay the hell away from me around the docks, sandbars and restaurants. This technique works well
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I'm not saying this in any sort of a offensive way, but it's clear you have not been here long, or used the search button. One of the first way we can spot a new boater is fenders flopping around underway. Another way is calling them bumpers. Just tuck them away after leaving the dock. I will give you plenty of credit for your boating Common Sense kicking in fast. You won't be a rookie for long sir, good job.
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Only if you want to look like an amateur boater.....
Seriously though, after leaving the dock, bring them aboard and secure in a dry storage or other compartment to assure they're not flopping around in the boat.
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Our local law enforcement leaves them out while under way. Never understood it unless it's for coming along side another boat.



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Idiot flags are what we call them. I have never saw so many people leave then fenders out while running until I came to NY
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I leave mine out all day, that way all the experienced boaters and captains stay the hell away from me around the docks, sandbars and restaurants. This technique works well
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Originally Posted by thefishermanhand View Post
I am going to add some boat fenders to keep dock rash off the factory "bumper". My question is, do you leave them in place on the side of the boat while running the lake? It seems like they would flop around bad while going 40+ mph.
That what the Chinese do !!charging round lakes with grubby fender dangling over the side !!
How long does it take to bring then up and lay them on deck ??
Its a good job for the crew , wife and kids !! :
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Unzipped fly. Trailing toilet paper on your shoe. Hanging Boogers. Fenders out while underway.
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Lol. Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by mouse4x4 View Post
until I came to NY
There is your problem.
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Tugboat commander!

They will eventually damage your hull finish, something Coast Guard and Sheriff don't care about when they run around with fenders banging. Quick release fender hangars make it a lot easier to put them out and take them in.
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You are required to run with hanging fenders if Canadian
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Originally Posted by mouse4x4 View Post
Idiot flags are what we call them. I have never saw so many people leave then fenders out while running until I came to NY
Bingo. same here. Seems to be a lake thing in W. NY, but I also see it further north. Seems the further north you go the more "bumpers" you see hanging at full speed. Totally retarded looking.
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Only Sea Ray owners do this! Real boaters know better.
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Hello, I have actually seen a hanging fender come over the rail and smash a windscreen when someone forgot to pull them in, it is seen as good practice and experience to bring the fenders in when going out to sea.
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Originally Posted by hensleyfish View Post
I'm not saying this in any sort of a offensive way, but it's clear you have not been here long, or used the search button. One of the first way we can spot a new boater is fenders flopping around underway. Another way is calling them bumpers. Just tuck them away after leaving the dock. I will give you plenty of credit for your boating Common Sense kicking in fast. You won't be a rookie for long sir, good job.
I call them bumpers and I have been boating for 40 plus years. If you do a search for boat bumpers you will find so do others.
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unzipped fly. Trailing toilet paper on your shoe. Hanging boogers. Fenders out while underway, white sunglasses and backwards ball cap
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look around... what do others do?
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