Deploying your fenders can be difficult - especially when boating by yourself - but here's a quick, inexpensive solution I came up with. Cut a 12-inch-long piece of 138-inch OD PVC pipe and notch one end of it so it fits the gimbal pin in your rod holders. Place a cap on the other end and drill a hole through the pipe, large enough to accommodate your fender line. Put the pipe in the rod holder, place the fender line through the hole, and tie it off so the fenders are in the correct position. Now when you approach the dock alone it's easy to deploy the fenders at the proper height.
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