After investing time and money into your boat, the last thing anyone wants is to see it get damaged. Boat Fenders are a must-have item for any boat owners looking to protect the hull of their boat while moored or moving through the marina.
Available in a range of shapes and sizes, fenders are inflatable, or foam bodies used to protect the hull of your boat from scratches and damage, whether it be from docks, pilings, or other vessels. If you’re leaving your boat for extended periods, or are worried about it in rough marina conditions, fenders are a necessary investment that will give you some extra peace of mind.
Choosing the Right Boat Fenders
When buying boat fenders, you will need to consider your boat length, weight and mooring conditions. As a rule of thumb, cylindrical fenders should have 1 inch of diameter for every 4-5 feet of boat length, with round buoys needing 2 inches.
From there, aim for one fender for every 10 feet of waterline, with a minimum of three fenders for each side of your vessel. When in doubt, there is no harm in adding more fenders to protect your boat, especially if your boat is heavier than usual or stuck in rough conditions.
Fender Care Tips
Extend the life of your fenders by storing them in a dry place, such as a fender basket, and be sure to hose them off and use a fender cleaner to prevent a build-up of grime, scuffs and stains.
At Bias Boating, we stock a wide ride of findings, hangers, baskets, brackets, covers, mounts and accessories to help keep your boat protected 24/7. Buy online and enjoy free shipping straight to your doorstep on all orders over $150. If you have any questions, contact the experts at Bias Boating today.