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Old 02-03-2014, 09:47 AM
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Best Dock Edge

Anybody have a good recommendation for a dock edge material that won't stripe up the boat (besides not hitting the edge at all ).

Most of what I find is white/gray PVC material and I'm assuming that would rub off. The cloth/nylon based stuff that you install in a looping fashion any better?

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Old 02-03-2014, 10:09 AM
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If you buy a quality dock edge, typically it doesn't rub off on the boat when it touches. Dockedge makes good stuff. For sale at Basspro shops I believe.
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If you can find a roll of industrial felt, 1/2 x 8 or 10 inches it works better than anything I've ever found. I got some from a place that manufactures metal siding and roofing.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:23 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

How about cable covers for the lift cables? I have some padded Mastercraft guide covers on my trailer that should work well if I can find them for sale.

Any other ideas?
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I have seen people use old fire hose for the sides of the dock. that seemed to work well.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

How about cable covers for the lift cables? I have some padded Mastercraft guide covers on my trailer that should work well if I can find them for sale.

Any other ideas?
You could use PVC pipe for the cable covers or a fun noodle.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

How about cable covers for the lift cables? I have some padded Mastercraft guide covers on my trailer that should work well if I can find them for sale.

Any other ideas?
Pool noodles from Walmart... cost like $2 and just cut a slit down the length to get over the cable.
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Ideally you want vertical dock bumpers, spaced about 6-8 feet apart. I simply made pvc sleeves that slide over the dock posts.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:13 PM
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Ideally you want vertical dock bumpers, spaced about 6-8 feet apart. I simply made pvc sleeves that slide over the dock posts.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:20 AM
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I couldn't find any really good pics, just this crappy one on my phone. It is just 3" PVC with an approximately 1" slit cut in the back from the bottom to about half way up the pipe. It fits pretty tight so there is no slop when installed on the post. My docks are 8' long, which works fine for any Stars and Stripes that show up at the dock. Works even better for bigger boats, but if I was designing a bumper system I would space them about 6' apart.
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