Originally Posted by capecodda
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.