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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:43 am 
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When tying up to a dock for a few hours (on a lake) what do you guys do to prevent the amas from getting scratched and bashed against the dock? Do you use something like a boat bumper\fender?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:35 pm 
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As an alternative to the obvious addition of fenders etc, you could also consider putting out an anchor well off to the side, with just enough slack in the line to enable you to pull the craft to the dock to climb aboard, A couple of other lines to the dock would prevent it moving too far away.

I have done this a few times with 25 foot yachts, and it works.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:23 pm 
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Thanks Tony... That is a great idea!

Since the kayak is not very high off the water I was concerned that the bumper/fender flipped over the side like on a larger boat would just get pushed over the top of the ama and effectively do nothing. I could not really figure out a way to tie on the fender to prevent this… Maybe I could also try getting a really small fender… tie one end to the boat and weight to the other end? Or just try to bungee the fender around the ama?

Anyway your idea sounds like a good one. Thanks again!


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