Not a Fender guitar, or fenders on a car. We’re talking about the things I call a Bumper that gets everyone all riled up and corrects me. Now. I am here to say, I know nothing about Fenders. No not Bill and Tammy Fender next door. UGH As I said, boat Fenders. So here is the question. What is the right fender for your Classic Boat? Is there a pre war fender? Post war fender? Ya ya, there are those rope things.
Those are beautiful, but feel strange on certain boats. They feel like old pre pre pre war ish, and on those larger boats all stringed along. OK, but what about a simple runabout? Or simple U22? Does anyone have any original fenders from back in the day to share? And yes, Jim Staib will have an entire shed full I suspect. Here is a cool site on the subject, Classic Rope Fender website HERE, and of course they are in Canada.
And of course there is the Taylor Made Co, who in 1971 offered the first Vinyl Fenders “Guaranteed for the life of your boat” Here is their history page.