Originally Posted by tommays
while that sounds nice around here many a dock has floated off its pilings in a storm surge and took the boats still nicely up on the same land
The worst hit my boat ever took was on dry land in the cradle when a storm surge started floating things around the boat yard
Yeah, I guess I speak from the perspective of a lake where we don't have storm surge.
On the east coast we never had problems in slips with any of my dad's boats on Long island Sound. People talk about dock damage but if you tie your boat up properly with good lines that should really never happen.
I still vote, 100% dock/slip.