A bit of localised sanding and re-varnishing should return it to its previous condition.
Low Freeboard Fenders
I'm not going to claim to finding these - that honour goes to a fellow Coaster sailor. Many pontoons and jetties are too high for boats like Drascombes. However there is now a solution. Majoni now produce a low freeboard fender.
They are excellent and just having a couple on board seems sensible. I've found two UK based mail order suppliers.
One word of warning - the fenders arrive "deflated" and you need a special adapter to inflate them, when using a car foot pump. I bought two fenders from Compassmarine and an adapter was enclosed FoC. But then they were more expensive than Bosun Bobs!