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Old 05-29-2018, 01:52 PM   #1
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Here is the ultimate fender holder for your pontoon boat. Made by Shoreline Marine and Very similar in style to the Taylor Made ones but with a much simpler height adjustment! It uses serrations in the plastic to firmly grab fender line, no more knots to tie!! At only $10.00 for a pair they canít be beat!

Hereís a link and a pic of one on my boat.

Just wanted to pass this good product to other lake tooners!

Dan

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Old 05-29-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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Default Pontoon fender line holder

Thanks - just purchased a used Sanpan 25' and ordered these. Thanks for the head's up.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:35 PM   #3
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Very nice! I have the Taylor Made ones and have lost one with fender attached last season. I admit I forgot to bring the fenders in on a high speed run to Alton and one disappeared. I have thought about tying off the loose end to something but havenít given it any attention thus far.
These look worth buying just for the no knot feature...
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:47 PM   #4
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Thanks Dan.... just bought two.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:09 PM   #5
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Wink pontoon fenders

The best way to attach a fender is put one on each pilling that your boat is tied up too.
Take your fender and tie the bitter end to the opposite end of the fender. Simple loop it over the dock post and slip it down. There isn't any movement nor do you have to make adjustments to make sure the fender is protecting your boat from posts. When leaving slip it up and off the post.

Drives me crazy when I see nice beautiful boats with fenders and bumpers handing off boats as they flip and splash as the captain has not a clue that there are still hanging overboard. But I guess it is ok that you can tell they are new to boating.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:13 PM   #6
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Wink pontoon fenders

The best way to attach a fender is put one on each pilling that your boat is tied up too.
Take your fender and tie the bitter end to the opposite end of the fender. Simple loop it over the dock post and slip it down. There isn't any movement nor do you have to make adjustments to make sure the fender is protecting your boat from posts. When leaving slip it up and off the post.

Drives me crazy when I see nice beautiful boats with fenders and bumpers hanging off boats as they flip and splash as the captain has not a clue that the fenders are still hanging overboard. But I guess it is ok. That way you can tell they are new to boating.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:12 AM   #7
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Chasedawg- can you tell us "new boaters" what the bitter end of the fender is? I for one have been boating for a pretty long time and have forgotten to pull in my fenders, by no means a new boater, just in a hurry. This is a great thread on a pretty inexpensive and very handy tool for every boater. Sorry we are not as experienced as you when it comes to protecting our boat. Next time I have any questions, I'll make sure to PM you before I post to make sure I don't look like a newbie.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:59 AM   #8
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Oh oh pick me!

The bitter end is the very end of a line such as the non looped end of a dock line or the end of the anchor rode away from the anchor.

I'm sure there is a better reason for it being called "the bitter end" but in the USCG Auxillary class I took in 1970, they said that if you were to let it go it could be "the bitter end" for you.
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Here's one definition:

The bitter end is a nautical term. The bitt end (or bitter end) refers to the final part of the anchor rope near to where the rope is fixed to the ship's deck. Usually marked with coloured rags, the bitter end gets its name from the bollards (or bitts) on the deck to which the anchor rope was tied.


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Drives me crazy when I see nice beautiful boats with fenders and bumpers hanging off boats as they flip and splash as the captain has not a clue that the fenders are still hanging overboard. But I guess it is ok. That way you can tell they are new to boating.
I don't think "forgetting" to bring in your fenders is the sign of a novice boater...as a matter of fact, I bet every boater on this forum at one time or another has forgotten to take them in at some point. Heck I still forget occasionally and I have been boating on the lake for over 40 years!

When I see someone navigating at higher than safe passage speed with their fenders still out, I try to make a friendly hand gesture to remind them. Lord knows I have been reminded a few times myself and it was appreciated!

It happens to the best of us...

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And I always thought the Bitter End was just the name of the Yacht club on Virgin Gorda in the BVI's I've visited a few times.
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Not any more. last years hurricane wiped it out.
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Not any more. last years hurricane wiped it out.
We sailed the BVI's a couple of weeks ago. Bitter End in the North sound of Virgin Gorda was totally leveled by Irma. We did't see any visual restoration. Hopefully they will. Started sailing to Virgin Gorda in 1969.
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We sailed the BVI's a couple of weeks ago. Bitter End in the North sound of Virgin Gorda was totally leveled by Irma. We did't see any visual restoration. Hopefully they will. Started sailing to Virgin Gorda in 1969.
My apologies for my post. It is far from the discussion being discussed about hanging feeders on pontoon boats. That is a long way from my favorite place in the world the BVI's. I have been Captaining Charters in this wonderful sailing for 40 years.
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Hey @ishoot308,

How easily do these snap on and off the rail?
How well do they grab the rail when the bumper is being smooshed (that's a nautical term)?
Have they loosened up at all with their hold on the rail?

I am considering picking a few of these up.
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Very original name for a boat! 🐻
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:01 AM   #18
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Hey @ishoot308,

How easily do these snap on and off the rail?
How well do they grab the rail when the bumper is being smooshed (that's a nautical term)?
Have they loosened up at all with their hold on the rail?

I am considering picking a few of these up.
If your rails are standard 1 1/4” they will fit fine. My Bennington has a very slightly larger rail due to its design and they squeeze over it pretty good. No problems when the fender is being “smooshed” as you say.. They are not made to be used when underway. As far as loosening up, again they are made to be taken on and off when docking, they are not designed to be permanent.

They work very and I am happy with them.

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