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Old 06-16-2011
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One final thought then I will step aside and be quiet. Have you ever seen someone rig a cradle in their dock? You can tie a line securely to your dock midway the width of your slip. Run this line to both outer pilings forming a "V" in your slip. Tie a fender in the crook of this "V" to keep your pulpit off the dock, and a fender on each leg of the "V" to keep the lines from beating up your sides. Spend a little time adjusting it to get it just right and you should be able to pull right in and leave your boat idling in forawrd while you get dock lines attached. I considered doing this at my last marina but the D@mned finger pier was too short for me to reach bow first.

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