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Avoiding fender rolling chafe


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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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