Buoys and fender sizes 410 DA

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nealtrombley, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. nealtrombley

    nealtrombley Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Apr 7, 2016
    Sw Fl Ft myers
    1988 Sea Ray Laguna
    2002 Sea Ray 410 Dancer
    2002 Yamaha 250OX66
    twin Cats 350hp
    bringing home the new to us 410.... I will have a dock 30ft to dock on with some overhang,on Port side.... would 18 inch Buoys be better for this 2-3? or HTM 4 12X34 for the 410..

    Thank you..
    I am sure being a newbie to the 410 ( Not boating) I will be asking questions in here and the 410 page.. Gen discussion seems to get faster answers
     
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  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I like the Polyform fenders that are round. The A-4 would be a good choice for your boat and the A-5 would be an extra protection choice but at a much bigger size.
     
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  3. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I use the A-4 size (27") on my 400. I would not go smaller...

    Similar to comments on the size of a boat, I've never heard someone say they wished they had bought smaller fenders :)
     
  4. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
  5. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    I string three for docking, stern cleat, opposite arch & forward midship cleat.
     
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  6. Cap'n Scuba Steve

    Cap'n Scuba Steve Active Member

    174
    Jun 2, 2020
    Table Rock Lake, MO
    2007 240 Sundancer
    5.0L Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    Or "I wish I didn't have extra fenders."
     
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  7. nealtrombley

    nealtrombley Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    105
    Apr 7, 2016
    Sw Fl Ft myers
    1988 Sea Ray Laguna
    2002 Sea Ray 410 Dancer
    2002 Yamaha 250OX66
    twin Cats 350hp
    thank you.. same as dock lines never have enough
     
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  8. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    In the end though, you must balance what you can practically carry with what covers your protection needs.
     
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  9. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Well-Known Member

    982
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    I have the 10x26 Taylor Made Big B for my 380, should work good for a 410

    the Taylor made 1085 work great for the stopper
     
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  10. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
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    Bigger is better and if you hang them from the dock for the season you don't have to worry about storing them on board.
     
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  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    When I bought my boat which is 43 feet LOA I bought four Polyform HTM-3 and two Round A-4. I also bought the bow fender carriers which get the tube fenders out of the way and while we are home dock the round fenders hang then the round fenders ride in the dinghy when we travel.

    Since we have the ability to tie up our boat and not need fenders our fenders just hang more as an ornament And an extra precaution. They are awesome to have when we travel.
     
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  12. Soulshine

    Soulshine Well-Known Member

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    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
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    I carry 3 Taylor Made 10 x26 and 2 Polyform balls.

    Originally I had a pair of tubes in baskets on each side but I couldn’t see a darned thing over the ones on the starboard side so I fabricated the center mount out of rail fittings and tubing and moved one basket over.

    A boat hook is stowed on top of the rack at the ready.
     
  13. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I don’t usually need fenders at my home dock, but I keep 4 TaylorMade 10” x 26” Big B Fenders with covers in the trunk for raft ups or transient docks where I need to deploy Fenders.
    They’re a good fit for my 410.
    They take up some space in the trunk, but are handy to grab and still leave plenty of room back there for the stuff I need to keep handy.
    Had Fender Baskets on my old boat when I first got it. While they were very convenient, they blocked visibility in tight docking situations so I removed them. Wouldn’t hesitate to have them on a boat with a flybridge, but they weren’t good for me on an express style boat.
     
  14. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    When did Sea Ray start making stick boats...?
     
  15. JPGator

    JPGator Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    437
    Apr 25, 2019
    Treasure Coast
    2008 Sundancer 40
    Cummins QSB 5.9 425HO
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  16. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    In most slips in my area you don’t need fenders in your home slip, they are mostly for travel. I do have two deployed in my home slip mostly for storage.
     
  17. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
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    That was shot in San Francisco Bay. I've never seen a SR in SF Bay although there is a nice club over in Tiberon where there must be some hiding out.
     
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  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
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  19. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I had fender baskets on the bow of the 47DB, then added them to the bow of the current boat.

    They are now gone!

    In concept I like the baskets and with a Fly Bridge never had a visibility problem. Our issue with baskets was the size of the fenders - I think 34" tall. For my wife they were difficult to retrieve and stow fenders. This was aggravated by the use of fender covers (which we like). Was always a tight fit in and out of the baskets and she was having to lift the fenders.

    Our current solution is the fenders standing in the point of the bow with the fender line tied to the top rail. The fenders stand almost to the rail. Easy to untie, drag, and deploy. Replacing just as easy.
     
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  20. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    I have had a lot of good luck with Aere inflatable fenders. I have an outlet and pump where I store them so easy to store deflated and takes about 30sec to pump up. Super light for my kids and wife to handle and have been holding up well. I have 2 of the 12”x42” size hung horizontally at my home dock because I am on a fixed doc with pilings. The 42” length is great because much less chance of them slipping past the piling. I carry 2 More 12x 42” deflated with me for raft ups and transient docking. Then I have 2 poly form that I can hang horizontal and 3 18” poly form I can hand vertical.

    https://aeredockingsolutions.com/aere-12-diameter-fenders.html
     
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