What is the issue?Laying alongside in a chop, or near a very busy waterway where the wash of passing boats rolls in, will cause a vessel to continuously jostle back and forth upon the fenders.
Why address this?It only takes a short amount of time for this type of rolling chafe to degrade nice glossy top sides.
How to address this?Hang a canvas apron alongside to protect the topsides as presented in figure 1. Fender covers as presented here can make a significant impact also.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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