Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

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Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Windfinder » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:53 am

Why do people get so het up when they see another boat with fenders out. Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Nick » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:15 am

Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!

Symbolic of everything that is wrong with our society today IMO.
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Rowana » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 am

Nick wrote:
Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!

Symbolic of everything that is wrong with our society today IMO.


Do you mean not being bothered is what's wrong, or the fact that people leave their fenders out?
BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE CRACKED,
FOR THEY ARE THE ONES WHO LET IN THE LIGHT

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby sahona » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:29 pm

Yes.
OK, I'm one of THEM.....could be values set in the dim and distant past.
It just seems wrong to me. Unsightly, and bad seamanship, but that's just an opinion.
Then the owners wonder why "there don't seem to be as many now as when we started", and those that remain have lanyards that resemble frayed pyjama cords.
I'm mortified when I find one dangling when it should be stowed.
Having shown my colours, I now expect to be shouted at when I miss one!
Mustn't give it if I can't take it.
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:04 pm

Would there be any excuse for someone setting out single handed and probably not able to leave the cockpit in order to get to fenders, if, say they dident have any autohelm unit etc? :?:

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby ljs » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:10 pm

Windfinder wrote:Why do people get so het up when they see another boat with fenders out. Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!


Should they be renamed 'offenders'?

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Postby Telo » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:17 pm

Completely unnecessary unless you're burning coal, imho.

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Postby Rowana » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:31 pm

Shard wrote:Completely unnecessary unless you're burning coal, imho.


More Steam, McPhail ! !
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:18 pm

ljs wrote:
Windfinder wrote:Why do people get so het up when they see another boat with fenders out. Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!


Should they be renamed 'offenders'?


By the time the forum are finnished with them they will be 'Defenders'

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby sahona » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:11 pm

ljs wrote:
Should they be renamed O'Fenders?


There'll be a few down your way then?
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby ljs » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:34 pm

sahona wrote:
ljs wrote:
Should they be renamed O'Fenders?


There'll be a few down your way then?


Sure, they're all RE O'Fenders down here.

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby sahona » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:38 pm

Practice makes perfect...
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Alcyone » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:17 pm

I would positively encourage people to sail with their fenders out.

I've only found 6 walking the beaches down here in Wales this winter, and I don't yet have a matching set.

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Windfinder » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Alcyone wrote:I've only found 6 walking the beaches down here in Wales this winter, and I don't yet have a matching set.


Ahhhhh, down here in the South we tie them to the boat. That's why we're all rich and porridgewogs(tm) are all poor!

Yes, I've been drinking...

...and I'm just jealous because you PWs(tm) all live in paradise, and I don't.

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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Marmalade » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:40 am

Have to confess - if we're just out for an hour or two on the river eg in wintertime we don't bother stowing - for longer trips they go in the locker


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