Patent Number: 6,332,421

Title: Boat fender system and method

Abstract: A boat fender system and a method for deploying a cylindrical fender. The system includes a U-shaped member having a spindle on which is rotatably mounted a fender, and a lateral arm portion which is detachably connected to a locking assembly attached to a boat. The method includes mounting the fender to be freely rotatable about its longitudinal axis, and maintaining the fender in a vertical orientation and in a fixed position relative to the boat so that the fender comes into rolling contact with both the boat and a mooring structure.

Inventors: Leonard; Larry (Napa, CA), Lucchesi; Frank (Napa, CA)


International Classification: B63B 59/02 (20060101); B63B 59/00 (20060101); B63B 059/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018