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stevepick
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Fender board

Postby stevepick » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:55 pm

Need a fender board for this years travels. Its a 40 foot dufour. recommendations for dimensions of board, and type of wood would be appreciated.

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claymore
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Re: Fender board

Postby claymore » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:29 am

6ft of 4x3.
Nothing fancy as it will end up being scuffed and scraped and generally trashed
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Re: Fender board

Postby cpedw » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:09 am

I use standard t&g floorboard as I had some lying about. 6ft is a good length, but make sure you can store it and retrieve it easily. I think mine are about 4ft to easily get into the cockpit locker.

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Re: Fender board

Postby Corona » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:58 pm

A suitable length of tanalized sw decking, (Hardwood is also availabe) needs no painting or further treatment, the ribbed surface tends to disguise the inevitable scuffs. It just needs to be long enough to span two piles but best to make it as long as your stowage arrangement permits.

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Re: Fender board

Postby spuddy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:26 pm

Some folks use a scaffold board/
I've got a length of purlin from a loft conversion. No real need for it in these southern semi-suburban zones but if going a bit more remote I tie it up along a shroud

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Re: Fender board

Postby pagoda » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:31 pm

Agreed, about 6 to 7ft of 1" by 8" .
Good weight is worthwhile for piled steel piers - or rafting on a fishing boat.
Ours is tied off inside the stanchions on Stbd, like an extra bit of toe-rail.

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Re: Fender board

Postby stevepick » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 am

Thanks for all the help, I was wondering if it needed to be something serious in hardwood, glad that something like scaffold will do the job.

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Re: Fender board

Postby Corona » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:40 pm

If you do decide to go for scaffold board (I wouldn't) Glasgow Wood Recycling (forget the name of the street but between Dunbarton Rd. and the river) usually have stacks of it, its life on staging is limited and then it has to be used for something else, (in our case, raised beds in the veg. garden)

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Re: Fender board

Postby Corona » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:45 pm

739 South Street, a bit beyond Arnold Clarke Mazda.

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Re: Fender board

Postby Yotter » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:58 pm

That's where I got mine a few years ago, a spot of varnish keeps it from going dark.
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