This is an Authentic Salvaged Handcrafted rope fender in great condition. It is 24 inches long (including the thinble) with a diameter of about 36 inches. The rope fender weights just under 25 Pounds. It is hand woven out of a synthetic white and light blue rope. The top has a 5 inch galvanized-steel thimble. It appears to be filled with natural fibers.
Traditional boat fenders were woven out of rope. The fenders works as a bumper to prevent damage to the vessel and or the berthing structure. There are two common forms of fenders: fixed and floating. Fixed fenders are mounted to the berth while floating fenders berth structure and vessel. Mobile fenders are used on Yachts, small leisure craft and support vessels. These fenders are placed between the boat and the dock. They are used as needed.
This Authentic Salvaged Handcrafted rope fender can be used for for its traditional purpose on the water. It would make a great display piece with an indoor/outdoor nautical collection.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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