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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Re: Floating Dock protection
Every year I get a new victim to let me use their boat for the season.
This year I have a bristol 32 at a floating dock.
This boat with a full keel is the least maneuverable boat I've ever shared for a season. The slip is subject to strong currents.
The end of the finger pier has a piling. The end of the dock instead of the half round pipe to capture the piling has a 2" square rectangular steel box section with extremely sharp corners.
I will be docking and de-docking by myself and would like a little protection.
I can buy some commercial rubbing material and/or fenders for the dock.
What else would work that might me just as effective but cheaper.
How do I protect the sharp corner of the steel box section?
Corner rollers attached with U-Bolts:
See Dock Rollers - Motivation | Marine Supplies 1-877-811-3625
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