Originally Posted by Ken Bracewell
Rodger. It's been a while since I've done the canal, but I don't recall fender boards being necessary. Should I be considering them for our upcoming trip through?
There could be a number of reasons he used them.
There only seems to have small fenders so grouping them is one way to increase the horizontal size.
The Skipper might not have been up there before and was erring on the side of caution.
Things might have changes since your last trip and the whole system is full of large splintered wood and rough concrete on the sides.
The Skipper might have no idea what he/she doing.