Do you prefer round or flat boat fenders? I'm leaning towards flat fenders for storage purposes but I have never used them and I rarely see them being used.
Round or cylindrical boat fenders for sure. Flat fenders don't move with your boat as easily as cylindrical or round fenders do. Imagine your boat under extreme wind against a dock. Your lines should prevent movement however if they don't a flat fender will not perform as well as a round or cylindrical fender will. Flat fenders store easily but don't roll, they slide which means they won't last as long.
I have never found a need for those flat style fenders. I'm not saying they have no place but I think they might be more suited on a private dock on a lake or something. I think they would be great for mounting to a dock pilot or post though.
@FullThrottle Round or cylindrical fenders all day long over flat fenders. Flat fenders are great for a lake house dock on constantly calm water. If you are in any sort of choppy or rough conditions, nothing beats a round or cylindrical fender for protecting your hull and the dock.
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