Inflatable dinghies are rough and tough, but their skin is thin. If your rubber duck leads a hard life, adding some protective padding in key spots will reduce chafe and help prevent the little boat from developing an odd list when least expected. Fenders don’t have to be purpose-made or expensive to be effective. The bow on this cruiser’s tender evidently suffers a lot of abuse. Instead of heading to West marine, he made it a colorful bow fender from a discarded fishing net found ashore.
Gear: Edson’s ComfortGrip Strips
Get a Grip Edson’s ComfortGrip strips provide a firm grip on stainless steel handrails, like those found on steering pedestals, which in a nasty chop could mean the difference between staying on your feet and ending up bruised or on your hind end. Available in 8- or 12in ...read more