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IanD

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1 hour ago, Captain Pegg said:


Large diameter rope fenders are what folk who are paranoid about the speed of passing boats need.

 

I have to use them to protect against Vulpes’ gunwales going underneath walings and piling caps and suchlike but they also happen to be brilliant with allowing to the boat to roll backwards and forwards with a cushioned motion even with passing boats at high speed.

 

 

Surely if you're moored properly (spring lines etc.) your boat shouldn't be rolling backwards and forwards when boats pass? 😉

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2 hours ago, IanD said:

 

Surely if you're moored properly (spring lines etc.) your boat shouldn't be rolling backwards and forwards when boats pass? 😉

 

No I can’t tie my lines absolutely 100% taut by hand and in a way that they will remain in the absolute condition for multiple passing boats and any slight changes in water level. I don’t think anybody can, not least because they’re unlikely to have managed to achieve weightlessness and have incompressible fenders.

 

But I manage.

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2 hours ago, IanD said:

 

Surely if you're moored properly (spring lines etc.) your boat shouldn't be rolling backwards and forwards when boats pass? 😉


 Do you really need need all these lines on the canal? Two lines 1x from stern dolly, 1x from bow “T” stud aprox 45* towards centre is quite adequate to hold a narrowboat secure, even when a 600T Tanker is passing at 6 mph. Overthinking??

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10 minutes ago, BoatinglifeupNorth said:


 Do you really need need all these lines on the canal? Two lines 1x from stern dolly, 1x from bow “T” stud aprox 45* towards centre is quite adequate to hold a narrowboat secure, even when a 600T Tanker is passing at 6 mph. Overthinking??

 

Ratchet strap with the hook hooked on to the bow deck drain hole and led back to a pin several feet away is nice.

 

Click click click

 

Rest easy.

 

 

 

 

 

Securing points close to the bank level are better than elevated setups such as t studs and stern dollies.

 

They haul the boat over.

 

 

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22 hours ago, Rob-M said:

That's what I've heard a couple of electric boats do.  We had one we moored up behind in Birmingham, they said hope you don't mind but we need to run the generator when we cook because we are gas free.

Same happened to us at 6 o’clock the other evening. To be fair it was quite. They have silenced cruising during the day then start the generator in the evening 😱when we switch our engines off.🤨 bloody pointless in my opinion.

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1 minute ago, Jon57 said:

Same happened to us at 6 o’clock the other evening. To be fair it was quite. They have silenced cruising during the day then start the generator in the evening 😱when we switch our engines off.🤨 bloody pointless in my opinion.

They should have got a proper boat then... 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉

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6 hours ago, IanD said:

I'm sure people who have a "traditional" or "proper" boat would only want fenders made how they were 100 years ago out of genuine hemp rope, none of this nasty modern synthetic stuff, to complete the visual picture along with similar ropes neatly coiled into decorative spirals and a water can on the roof with the mop propped carefully up on the handle. If that's what floats your boat, go for it, but's it's not my schtick... 🙂

Not sure if you would regard our boat as 'traditional' or 'proper' but it's certainly old. We have pipe and go-kart side fenders and a synthetic manila bow fender. The stern fenders are gradually disintegrating and once they give up they will be replaced with synthetic manila ones.

 

The bow fender is a V one. I don't care whether it is traditional - it fits properly and does not shift around like the previous plain button did. Supplier was A J Fenders - I am a very happy customer as communication and service was excellent and the quality is good. I picked up in person and had a very pleasant chat and a decent cup of tea. They are made on site (not reselling someone else's) and hence can make pretty much any custom length or shape you may want.

 

Alec

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2 minutes ago, GUMPY said:

For side fenders I found that Tip Top fenders are the best, can be used vertically or horizontal if there is a lumpy bank. 😉

 

Possibly a bit big for a pissy little narrowboat 😱

 

 

But perfect for a big, butch caravan?! 

 

😅

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6 minutes ago, GUMPY said:

For side fenders I found that Tip Top fenders are the best, can be used vertically or horizontal if there is a lumpy bank. 😉

 

Possibly a bit big for a pissy little narrowboat 😱

Cut 'em in two.

(lengthways)

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