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Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:53 am
by Windfinder
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!

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:15 am
by Nick
Does it really matter? My answer to that question - NO!

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

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 am
by Rowana
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?

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:29 pm
by sahona
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.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:04 pm
by Clyde_Wanderer
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? :?:

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:10 pm
by ljs
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'?

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:17 pm
by Telo
Completely unnecessary unless you're burning coal, imho.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:31 pm
by Rowana
Shard wrote:Completely unnecessary unless you're burning coal, imho.


More Steam, McPhail ! !

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:18 pm
by Clyde_Wanderer
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'

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:11 pm
by sahona
ljs wrote:
Should they be renamed O'Fenders?


There'll be a few down your way then?

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:34 pm
by ljs
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.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:38 pm
by sahona
Practice makes perfect...

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:17 pm
by Alcyone
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.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:12 pm
by Windfinder
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.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:40 am
by Marmalade
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