What is the difference between boat fenders and boat bumpers?
@Sunkissed_96 Boat fenders attach to your boat and boat bumpers attach to a dock or mooring. They are typically permanent and protect the dock as well as your boat.
You take fenders with you, They attach to the boat and protect your hull. Bumpers wrap pylons to protect the dock. They are a different tool used to accomplish the same goal. A fender is attached to a boat and a bumper is attached to a structure.
@Sunkissed_96 Its just two different technical terms relating to protecting your boat and the dock when docking. A fender attaches to the boat itself, a bumper attaches to the dock but both do the same thing really. For what its worth, I used to call fenders buoys for decades. Its just what they were called in my area growing up. After being scolded by a man at a marina (I laugh at it every time I think about it), I learned I was referring to fenders the whole time.
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