This is a good point, the moving ice in the spring can be a problem for sure.
But I watched ice movement last year on the bassin and there was next to none.
Ice only melt in place or so with some weak movements that won't hurt the hull I'm sure (current is only underwater and I think there is one because a stream in line with the rapid de-ice faster every year.
The problem can be if I get strong winds from north (rare but it can happen), and all the ice from about 1 miles of the bassin go toward my boat that will be close to shore (at anchor on the south part of the bassin)
There must me a way the prevent ice from touching the hull like suspend pieces of 2x6 of wood next to fenders aroung the boat ?
Some water front home owners leave their docks in the water without problem everyyear at this place, maybe they were lucky...
keep giving me your advices :-)
Last edited by evasion; 11-01-2010 at 08:48 PM.