Making a Rope Side Fender for a Boat
Easy to Follow Instruction on Making a Side Fender. In this video, I will show you the process of making a rope side fender. The rope I used came from the Lydia Eva YH89 the last operational steam drifter in the world. The rope itself on one fender is right-hand lay and on the second rope fender is left-hand lay. Both ropes have been treated with tar sometime in the past. The rope fender is not only practical but also, in my opinion, a very decorative piece of ropework. This way of making a rope fender can also be used with such materials as Paracord, to make decorative rope fender key rings or key fobs. Crown Knots and Turks Head knots are used in the process of making the rope fender.
I this video I used the following amounts of rope:
Rope Diameter: 1/2 inch or 1.2 cm
Rope Length: 2 X 65″ and 1 X 135″ or in Metric 2 X 195cm and 1 X 343cm