A Guide to Bow Fenders
Bow bumpers have two primary uses, to shield the boat against the anchor as well as to protect it from the damage while berthing or mooring the watercraft. As the name implies, it is the bow of the boat that these bumpers are built to protect. The total amount of the bow the fender shields will depend on the size of the fender. Since the bow is regarded as the vulnerable portion of the boat so it is essential that it is properly protected.
The bow fender may be left in place when cruising which helps it to shield the boat from any damage that could happen from the anchor swinging in the bow. The most typical form of bow bumper is actually a V shape that has a bulbous section in the middle for taking in any impact, keeping the motorboat from harm. The bumpers have three holes which secure them to the watercraft, 2 on the top and one in the centre. The rope which is passed through the
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