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Why Ribbed Fenders

Old 06-29-2018, 11:05 PM
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Why are Boat Fenders now all "ribbed" ?? Seems the old smooth ones would be less likely to mark.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:41 PM
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I don't think it matters.
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For her pleasure, obviously.
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For her pleasure, obviously.
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For her pleasure, obviously.
Must be true because we call boats a she when we refer to them.
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So they can sell you a slip cover for it to keep it clean.
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So they can sell you a slip cover for it to keep it clean.
Yea I was thinking of that too. I can't even find any smooth ones.
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Old 06-30-2018, 05:32 AM
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All fenders need covers.
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Marine raider at academy. Good quality and very cheap. Comparable in quality to Taylor made IMO.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:14 AM
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The ribs help turn away the splash when you leave them hanging while underway.
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Yea I was thinking of that too. I can't even find any smooth ones.

the smooth fenders are soooo 2017. I mean who even has thooose anymore. Really.
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I’m guessing the ribs provide extra structural support for a thinner product. They can use less material vs a smooth fender.

One of my aluminum roll forming machines makes a small rib on the rear of the product. Without this tiny rib the product is flimsy as hell. With it it’s much more stable.

All to save a few cents
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Leaves a more impressive mark on you skin when your partner hits you with it,after she'd seen the replay about "for her pleasure"
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