Articles About Fenders/Bumpers
Ready to learn some more nautical-speak? Let’s say you have a tire swing in the back yard—an old tire hanging on a rope. Now, take the rope off the swing, and walk down to the dock.
Fenders are cushions that prevent a boat from being damaged by rubbing/impacting a dock (when the boat’s tied up) or from being hurt by contact with another boat (when multiple boats are tied/rafted together).