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post #7 of Old 08-05-2009
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Another Thought:

You could tie a line (I would use double braid polyester for reducing the amount of stretch) at an angle in your slip from about the middle of the slip at the bow end (tied to pier) and extending to the stern end of the dock (again tied to pier) as a safety net against your bow falling down on the covered dock. And if wind is a problem from other directions or you want to stay away from the breakwater, tie a similar line on the windward side, so you now have a "V" arrangement with these lines to hold your boat in place. You could tie them at the bow end so that you could swing them away so there is no contact with your boat after the boat has been docked. Now you can't miss...just drive in bow first to the slip, tie off the windward stern line and then the other lines.
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