The following review was written by the editorial department of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

A new line of dock fenders from RhinoTube are manufactured to withstand exposure to extreme weather conditions. The fenders are made with a proprietary plastic called RhinoPoly, which is resistant to the damaging effects of weather, sunlight, saltwater and marine chemicals. The triangular fenders can be installed horizontally on dock edges as well as vertically on pilings. RhinoTubes are available in lengths of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 feet, and in 12 colors. The manufacturer says the material will not fade or crack, and will not scratch boats. Prices range from $14 to $60. RhinoTube, 800-522-4343;

November 2011