19 June 2001
REPAIR BY REPLACING TIMBER FENDER PILE
AND DAMAGED CHOCKS AND WALES
Problem: Fender pile broken or damaged and no longer functional.
Description of Repair (see Figure 6-2): Pull and replace decayed, marine borer
damaged, or broken fender piles with new piles. Consider using alternative
materials instead of treated wood for the new piles. Recommend installing a steel
shoe on the outer surface of each wooden fender pile.
Replace deteriorated chocks with tightly fitting chocks that are bolted to one
string piece or to a wale below the deck. Wood treatment requirements will be
Replace deteriorated or damaged wales with the same size and length as the
original wales unless redesigned. Wood treatment requirements for the wales will
be locally determined.
Application: Repair by replacement is applicable to virtually all timber fender
Future Inspection Requirement: Inspections should be based on historical
records of fender pile damage.