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Re: Docking in current

Originally Posted by capecodda View Post
I've used fender boards, they work great if you can make sure they set against the pole, if they ever get caught when you miss, you've got a bigger mess (don't ask how I know).
You've got over 2kts, not easy!!!
How about some padding on the pole?
We have about 4 feet of tide so I'm pretty sure it will get buggered with barnacles pretty fast.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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