Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

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

Postby aquaplane » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:18 am

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

Postby DaveS » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:45 pm

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

Postby sahona » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:00 pm

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

Postby Windfinder » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:34 pm

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.

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

Postby sahona » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:46 pm

I just caught a whiff of smoke and thought I saw a fiery cross out of the corner of my eye.
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby claymore » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:12 pm

We bring ours in because you just cannot trust Dear Heart's knots
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Alcyone » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:15 pm

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.

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

Postby ash » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:20 pm

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.

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

Postby claymore » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:17 am

I wouldn't fancy a smack in the eye from yon big stainless knuckle duster..
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby ash » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:57 pm

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.

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

Postby claymore » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:28 pm

Aah!
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I wouldn't fancy a smack in the eye from yon big alloy knuckle duster..
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby Pete Cooper » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:49 pm

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??]

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

Postby aquaplane » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:12 pm

Nice fender socks.

I had a déjà vu moment then :lol:
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Re: Fenders - Let's have a heated debate.

Postby FullCircle » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:45 pm

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.

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

Postby aquaplane » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:54 pm

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?
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