FENDER HOOK RENEWALS
Fender hooks are highly visible on a moored yacht and guests and owners constantly see them when they are aboard. Old and worn fender hooks not only lack visual appeal, they also increase the risk of causing costly damages to the yacht. And what's more, a renewal can be a lot less expensive than the production of a new set of hooks.
Ripped or cracked sheepskin exposes the steel core of the hook, which can damage or scratch the paint on the hull or bullwark. This often happens with low quality or too thin sheepskin.
Wherever a fender line runs over an unprotected corner, it wears away the leather, exposing it to water absorption and ultimately speeding up its deterioration. We recommend to protect this area with a stainless steel chafe plate.
Edges over which the top leather is pulled tightly, are another typical wear area. At first, this only makes the hook look old and worn, but eventually, these edges will crack open and expose the core.
Even worse - the core can also be exposed on the inside of the hook, when poor quality or too thin sheepskin padding rips open. This area is in direct contact with the hull and can cause ugly scratches.
This occurs mostly with aluminium cores that might have been chosen for being lighter and less costly. However, in many cases they cannot withstand the forces working on them and deform. We can bend them back into shape, but recommend replacing them with a steel core to avoid repeated future deformation.
If cam-cleats are not serviced over a long period of time, they will deteriorate and eventually fail, potentially leading to serious damages to the yacht, as the line holding the fender comes loose. We service or replace the cam-cleats as needed. For maximum durability, always choose a stainless steel option.
OUR RENEWAL SERVICE
Best-in-market materials & quality craftsmanship
We use only premium quality materials that have been tried and tested to be fit for this challenging purpose. Leather and sheepskin are both organic materials that have to be sourced and treated carefully for longevity in this specific use case. In combination with our high standards in craftsmanship, this will guarantee a long-lasting finish of your refurbished hooks.
We add, repair, service or replace hardware components as needed. For maxium durability we recommend to always choose the stainless steel options available.
REQUEST YOUR RENEWAL QUOTE
Send us a message and add a few pictures and measurements of the fender hooks or other hooks you would like to have repaired / refurbished / restored. We offer world-wide shipping of your renewed fender hooks to anywhere you need them.