What does "Fender" mean?

Today it means: A piece of equipment to stop the hull being damaged.

These days a fender is usually an air filled piece of plastic dropped over the side of a boat to stop the hull from rubbing against other boats or the quayside. However, a fender can be just about anything that does the same job. You will see old rope fenders and even old car tyres.

Important note. It is your responsibility to protect your own boat with fenders so if another vessel rubs and damages yours then its your fault and not the other boat owners.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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