I bought a couple of small corner fenders to screw onto my swim platforms because I'm in a marina on a river and will also be using locks a lot so the corners are vulnerable to damage (in fact an 895 owner in my marina damaged one of his swim platforms just after buying it). So my question is, is there a better way of protecting the swim platforms than using corner fenders on each platform (drilling into the swim platforms to secure them)?
I am using Lalizas corner fenders on swimming platforms. It is protective but has negatives. They get loose from time to time. Placing them firmly is a problem. Partly the problem is when on plane lower part of the fender, not much but is exposed to water. As an alternative, thought of applying plastic hand grabs on sides of the swimming platform. Since they will be screwed in they may be more solid, but this time they will not be soft as fender.
Have a look at Wilks marine boat fendering. I am looking at their PVC 50 or ALI 604 as a wrap around solution for those back corners. Whilst the first I could DIY if I choose the alimjnium/rubber insert option i will def pay a pro to fit.