The fenders I have - the regular ones approx 10' x 30 I guess - scuff/damage the finish on the top sides largely because of the movement in the Marina pontoon where I am berthed and otherwise by the effect of wind/tide. Covers do not seem to help that much and in any event quickly suffer significant damage. Mooring line arrangements are unable to help this problem no matter how many times I adjust them.
I have been thinking of going to balloon type of fenders (asuming/hoping that is the correct name for them) but I am not sure how good they will be and whether or not they are worth the investment. They seem designed to bounce the hull off the pontoon as oppossed to allowingthe hull to lie against it and press against/roll against the fenders which is the problem with the ones I have now.
Maybe fender boards are an idea. Someone recently told me that high quality towels make the best fender covers - the type you can "obtain" from a five star hotel apparently....
There is one club with swing moorings the use of which would solve the problemo in Singapore but they belong to a club I have no inclination to join .
I would be very greatful for helpful hints/suggestions on how I might solve this problem and remain alongside.