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deafgoose
06-20-2008, 03:07 AM
How can this be prevented?

The scratches are very fine but there is a million of them and the boat is less than 1week old. :(

Can this be buffed out at the end of the season?

kaneboats
06-20-2008, 10:03 AM
I wetsanded my entire gel coat and buffed it out. There is a discussion on here somewhere about how to do it and it contains links to another site with a very thorough explanation. Good luck! (Be careful).

04OUTBACK
06-20-2008, 12:03 PM
make sure your buoys are not dirty. a little sand or dirt will do that.

Razzman
06-20-2008, 12:25 PM
Are you talking about mooring buoys or fenders? If your talking about fenders then put some fender cobers on them. See here (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=35687&pdesc=Fender_Boots_Fits_Fender_Sizes_5_5_x_20&cname=Fenders&aID=25B&merchID=1009&r=view)

newty
06-21-2008, 02:33 AM
Toys r us hippity hops. I've never looked back. Black gelcoat and no issues.
Will never use anything else again.

ian ashton
06-21-2008, 08:20 PM
Toys r us hippity hops. I've never looked back. Black gelcoat and no issues.
Will never use anything else again.

This is a funny visual; do you have any pics, I'd like to see how you have them set up.

TL7
06-22-2008, 12:11 AM
I second the hippity hops. Easy to inflate...no pumps needed. Easy to deflate and store.

newty
06-22-2008, 12:31 AM
Sorry don't have any pics but you just have a 2-3' tag line tied to them and loop the line around the cleats. Works great with docks and especially other boats out on a float. Very forgiving and 1/3 the price of the standard fenders. Be careful not to over inflate them because they get big! About 12-15" is all you need and you can get them with your favorite cartoon, scoobie doo, sponge bob, super friends, and my fav Lighnin Mcqueen (cause it matches the boat).
Best $18 I ever spent.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2342878

TL7
06-22-2008, 01:06 AM
Not my pictures, but they inspired me to go get some.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/580427.html

SEARK
06-22-2008, 01:29 PM
I reported him this morning. Surely they'll get rid of him soon.

jester
06-22-2008, 03:41 PM
Not my pictures, but they inspired me to go get some.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/580427.html

Ok so that is great. Tomorrow i will go pick some up. I think i will also put rubber spikes on one so when i have it attached to my anchor line people will stay away from it when i am away from camp.

Tyger
06-29-2008, 10:20 PM
I use the Hull Hugr Contour Fender (in blue to match my boat):

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/366976512msk.htm

(not sure if I bought them here or what...)

I use them in combination with these suction cup fender straps:

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/366971109.htm

to be able to put the fenders anywhere I want. A bit pricey for the whole setup but a) it works incredibly well b) it looks so much better than the standard white round fenders and c) doesn't scratch my gel coat. :D