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Re: Forces on a dockline while docking....

Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
4. The energy of the boat is about 1/2(M/32)V^2. Pounds and ft/s. At 5 ft/s this is about 12,000 ft-pounds. at 5 knots this is more like 35,000 ft-pounds.
Looks like the pilings will be the limiting factor.

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