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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:18 am
by aquaplane
Sailing on Windermere I only ever sail for an hour or so. I still like to get the fenders off though. I must admit that if I'm motoring it's one of the occasions that they stay on if they are going to.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:45 pm
by DaveS
A compromise which I sometimes use for a short motoring trip is to lay the fenders on the side deck without untying them. When I get to wherever I'm going they can then simply be kicked overboard.

Of course I have been known, on occasions, to forget... :oops:

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:00 pm
by sahona
Windy-pops, Are you trade-marking the word 'porridgewog' or are we allowed to adopt it as an ethnic description for use on census forms etc.
Or are you just being a bit of an excrement-spirtle?

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:34 pm
by Windfinder
sahona wrote:Windy-pops, Are you trade-marking the word 'porridgewog' or are we allowed to adopt it as an ethnic description for use on census forms etc.


Please feel free to use the term as you wish!

are you just being a bit of an excrement-spirtle?


That was the plan, yes.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:46 pm
by sahona
I just caught a whiff of smoke and thought I saw a fiery cross out of the corner of my eye.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:12 pm
by claymore
We bring ours in because you just cannot trust Dear Heart's knots

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:15 pm
by Alcyone
sahona wrote:Windy-pops, Are you trade-marking the word 'porridgewog' or are we allowed to adopt it as an ethnic description for use on census forms etc.
Or are you just being a bit of an excrement-spirtle?



And what's with the 'You porridgewogs' ? I'd have thought that the 'down here in Wales' was not too cunningly hidden, drunk or not?

I'm more of yer cocklewog.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:20 pm
by ash
Our fenders remain tied to the stanchions but are brought inboard and a wee line, permanently attached to the bottom guardrail is tied through the bottom eye.

It can be a 50:50 chance whether the crew uses a reef or a granny knot on the wee line so the fenders have been known to flop over the side again - upsets the trim of the genoa something terrible.

Image

Ash :wink:

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

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:17 am
by claymore
I wouldn't fancy a smack in the eye from yon big stainless knuckle duster..

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

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:57 pm
by ash
claymore wrote:I wouldn't fancy a smack in the eye from yon big stainless knuckle duster..


It's actually alloy - bought in a climbing shop.

Ash :wink:

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

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:28 pm
by claymore
Aah!
OK
I wouldn't fancy a smack in the eye from yon big alloy knuckle duster..

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:49 pm
by Pete Cooper
I think that forgetting to put fenders away is quite a common problem, as this young lady demonstrates!!!!!

Link to picture of topless totty - do not click unless you wish to see this

Somebody had to!!!!!

[POST EDITED BY NICK - this is not the Lounge and you, Mr Cooper, are not Lakesailor - are you??]

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:12 pm
by aquaplane
Nice fender socks.

I had a déjà vu moment then :lol:

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:45 pm
by FullCircle
I can now report that on Full Circle's maiden 2009 voyage over the weekend, we fished out a very nice 24x10 white fender from the River Crouch.
Time to book the stall at the next boat jumble methinks.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:54 pm
by aquaplane
Pete Cooper wrote:I think that forgetting to put fenders away is quite a common problem, as this young lady demonstrates!!!!!

Link to picture of topless totty - do not click unless you wish to see this

Somebody had to!!!!!

[POST EDITED BY NICK - this is not the Lounge and you, Mr Cooper, are not Lakesailor - are you??]


Is this a new form of Lakesailoring?