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floater88 posted 05-12-2012 04:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for floater88   Send Email to floater88  
I would like to add two fender holders onto my 88 Revenge 20 WT. It has that stainless steel railing on the front and I would like to attach them there on either side to hold one fender each. Has anyone done this to their Revenge? I've checked them out at Marine stores but don't see how they would attach to my rail without having to drill holes into the roof of the cuddy to support them at the base. Any tips or types would be great. Thanks
skred posted 05-12-2012 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
I've seen nylon or plastic fender holders that snap onto your rails. Available at almost any marine supply store.
contender posted 05-13-2012 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Their are some out there that are straps that go around the railing, You need to do some home work on the key board and do some searching. Look into high end yachts and boats, this is a big deal to them to have the proper fender holders PS I also thing you need to do a search on this site, I think I remember talking about this here before....Good luck
contender posted 05-13-2012 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Floater, just found this in one of my marine catalogs, Lewis Marine (can find them on line I would think) pages 725 and 733 of the catalog they have about 3-4 different fender holders for rails. Phone number 954 523 4371 Do not know if they will sell to the public but you can get them through one of their distributors...good luck
wezie posted 05-13-2012 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for wezie  Send Email to wezie     
Some of the ones out there are junk.
At the time you need the fender the most, has it been torn off by the last wave?
Take a little time.
floater88 posted 05-14-2012 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for floater88  Send Email to floater88     
Thanks guys. I took a look at the ones at West Ma.... and thought they looked weak. I saw they carry mesh bags that I can clip onto the rail so I will grab a couple of those for now. Thanks
home Aside posted 05-14-2012 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
I had though about this for my 1985 Revenge 22 WT, but then thought that they would interfere with signt lines while piloting the boat.


floater88 posted 05-15-2012 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for floater88  Send Email to floater88     
Ya I had the same thought but i'm gonna give the bags a try and just move them around to find the best spot. Thanks
home Aside posted 05-15-2012 11:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Floater, I'm out on my Revenge alone a good amount of the time. So I set things up ahead of time. I usually tie a small fender off to my midship cleats on each side of the Revenge and let the small fender hang inside the boat. Then If I'm rafting or coming into the dock I just throw them over the side and it at least gives me a quick start with some protection while I deploy the second fender.

On extended trips I also tie off two XL Fenders off to the aft cleats through the hawse pipe on each side and leave them in the aft corners of the boat. this also makes for a fast deployment and they are out of the way becaause I rarely go back there except when docked, rafted etc.


newt posted 05-15-2012 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
I do the same as Home Aside, although slightly reversed. I have a fender on each side in the stern, tied off and ready to flip over easily. Then, when coming up to the dock, I hang a fender on the mid-ship cleat. Once on the dock, I tie a forward fender to the bow rail.

I am NOT good around the dock, so if I haven't trashed my boat yet, chances are you could get by without the forward fender deployed until after you tie up also.

JMARTIN posted 05-15-2012 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN     
I do not have a Walk Through, but this works for me.

Two bow lines running to the cockpit and secured with jam cleats.

Two stern lines attached to the stern cleats.

Two fenders on Fender Tender cleats. Two extra fenders.

Fender storage in a rack mounted in the stern.

Then I can come in on either side and deploy fenders and lines without leaving the cockpit.


Fenders deployed

The downside is Fender Tenders can break with hard landings.


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