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Re: Docking in current
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.