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Old 04-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Fenders/Buoys

What is everyone using for buoys while tied up to the dock or other boats. I have an 07 X2 and have to attach a buoy to the front tower brace just in front of my windshield, as well as my rear tower brace. No where else keeps it safe. Has anyone added cleats to these positions on there boats?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:55 PM
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I use these...

http://www.amazon.com/HH-1CB-Hull-Hu...ds=boat+fender

and since my boat has zero cleats and no tower to attach them to... this is what I use:

http://www.amazon.com/Kwik-Tek-STD-6...er+suction+cup
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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^use the same
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:03 PM
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I use these, but I have the spiderman ones.
http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Bounce-Sp...ds=hippity+hop
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:10 PM
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Taylormade fenders.


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I use these, but I have the spiderman ones.
http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Bounce-Sp...ds=hippity+hop
What?????????????????? No Minnie Mouse???????????
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:36 PM
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I use these...

http://www.amazon.com/HH-1CB-Hull-Hu...ds=boat+fender

and since my boat has zero cleats and no tower to attach them to... this is what I use:

http://www.amazon.com/Kwik-Tek-STD-6...er+suction+cup
How well do the suction cups stay? How about in windy conditions where it is moving a good bit?
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:49 PM
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How well do the suction cups stay? How about in windy conditions where it is moving a good bit?
I don't tie up to other boats very often, and when I do I generally have them use their fenders since they have cleats, but they hold ok. I've lost a couple, just have to keep an eye on them. For times when you just need SOMETHING, they work fine. Generally when I tie up at the dock, I tie on both sides of the dock (if its a single well) so my boat can't even rub up to the dock. If I do that, I don't even bother with fenders obviously. It beats having nothing at all..

Also, my boat sits very low in the water, and is usually under other peoples rub railes, so I have a particularly hard time when I try to tie up to people. The fenders are long enough that they'll start floating in the water, so they move sideways and stuff. If you have more freeboard, you'll be much better off than I am.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:01 PM
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I also go with the Hull-Hugr. They work perfectly for my boat. I attach to the underside of my gunwale as I do not have coaming pads, and have a short cord to attach the two.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:04 PM
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I also go with the Hull-Hugr. They work perfectly for my boat. I attach to the underside of my gunwale as I do not have coaming pads, and have a short cord to attach the two.
That clamp is a good idea.. might have to give that a whirl this season. The S&S's are not easy boats to tie up and keep from being damaged.
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