Originally Posted by jimjazzdad
For me, docks are for tying up to while loading/unloading, embarking/disembarking or while fueling...the rest of the time I want to be underway, on a mooring or on the hook!
+1 to both. Learned the hard way that a floating dock is not friendly in a surge or when you can only tie one side. Much better to anchor. Will be erasing the evidence of that lesson by replacing the stripes this winter.