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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C, 85 Monaco 197
    Engine(s)
    7.4 300hp BII, 260hp Alpha 1
    Posts
    7,746

    What size fenders do I need?

    What size fenders how many would you select for a 270 DA? This boat is trailered for Great Lakes use.

    Thanks, MM

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Pool 10 Guttenberg, IA
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    2006 300DA Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    350 Mags / Bravo III
    Posts
    2,460

    Re: What size fenders do I need?

    When we had our 270SE, we used Taylor Made 7-1/2 diameter fenders with an eye on both ends. We put two in the forward anchor locker, and stuck two under the aft bench.
    Jeff
    2006 300DA 350 Mags / Bravo 3
    Kohler 5E

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bay Port,MI
    Boat
    Sea Ray 200 Sun Deck
    Details
    2005 Sun Deck with Lowrance HDS 7 Touch Gen 2 GPS fish finder and Navman radio Bennett Trim Tabs.
    Engine(s)
    5.0 with Alpha 1 drive
    Posts
    904

    Smile Re: What size fenders do I need?

    Always used round but now went to flat ones. The marinas seen to be more suited to the flat ones in Mich.
    Bill and Toni and black lab: CASH

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Madison, MS
    Boat
    Searay
    Details
    1997 270 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    7.4 Bravo II
    Posts
    719

    Re: What size fenders do I need?

    Mine are 8". I keep 4 under the aft bench and 2 in front mounted baskets.
    1997 270 Sundancer

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Potomac River
    Boat
    Velocity
    Details
    2000 Velocity 260
    Engine(s)
    496 HO, Bravo IX
    Posts
    903

    Re: What size fenders do I need?

    The biggest that you can store. You can never have "too big" of a fender, but you can always have one "too small". I have 2 on my 340 that are 18-inches X 40 inches and they are the best thing ever! The others are plain small ones. Guess which ones are ALWAYS used and everyone else wants to use when rafted?
    2000 Velocity 260, 496 HO
    1958 14-ft Norris Craft, 1958 35-HP Johnson Seahorse

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    West Michigan
    Boat
    Tiara
    Details
    This is listed in my signature
    Engine(s)
    This is listed in my signature
    Posts
    3,875

    Re: What size fenders do I need?

    I second the biggest you can store suggestion. IMO the round are the best match for floating or fixed docks. You have to understand how to tie them in both applications but round ones are very flexible because they do not ride up or move once they are in place. They are about the only type you see on USCG boats around here.
    SBW 2004 Tiara 32 Open LOA 37'7", Beam 13' Approximate wt=19,000 lbs.Twin 8.1 385 HP Crusaders; 5Kw WB Genny
    Raymarine Super HD color 72 mile open array; Ray E125 Hybrid Touch MFD w/Platinum chart chip; Evolution-400 Ray pilot; SR 150 Ray satellite weather; Icom 504

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