Re: Slip or Mooring Can?
The PO of my new (to me) boat kept it on a mooring can. I can't vouch for how careful he was or wasn't, but both sides forward have tons of dings and scratches around the water line from (I assume) banging into the can. The broker even had a name for it: called it "can rash".
Just my very limited experience. YMMV.