Regarding the gas dock slips, try to get one of the most eastern ones and you won't have hardly any traffic. Once in a great while, a very large transcient boat (75 feet plus) has to tie up down there. But then you will get a close up view of what everyone else has to get in their dinghies to see up close.
"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
- Oliver Wendel Holmes