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AndyS View Drop Down
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    Posted: 28 May 2018 at 12:17
With the plumb bow on our 385, we have been worried about damaging the bow when dropping and retrieving the anchor. Not sure what others have done, but we tested the Ocean Universal Bow Fender PVM1 the other night and it worked well as protection from the tip of the anchor. Here is a shot courtesy of my son's drone. I just left it on all night and then took it off once we had retrieved the anchor. Anyone else do something like this?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote High Time Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2018 at 16:23
Yes - we have the same on High Time but leave it rigged all the time. It then acts as a normal bow fender when berthing in the marina, as originally intended.
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I tried a couple of bow fenders before settling on one made from a rectangle of high density foam which I found at the Southampton boat show.
This works well protecting the bow when in marinas and also when at anchor. Also folds quite flat to fit in the anchor locker with two standard fenders.




Edited by S&J - 28 May 2018 at 20:48
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brufan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2018 at 19:21
Same as Roger
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This is what I use on my 370 (which has extensive anchor and chain damage to the gelcoat) and I really wish I'd sorted the fender before!

Although expensive it does sit in the anchor locker really well and is very robust.  

https://www.tcschandlery.co.uk/dan-fender-fenderflex-impact-dock-fender/p13970?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9LPYBRDSARIsAHL7J5m2DUoboV7FtUCLrhvY6WVWrsF2z-GeMpIOGEGN9jOYwEfVyuvVh1caAuL_EALw_wcB
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