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rickheaverly 01-20-2007 07:33 PM

slip size
what is the narrowist slip size for a boat with a 10' 5" beam

thanks, rick

camaraderie 01-20-2007 07:51 PM

ahhh...10'6". What is the point of the question?

sailingdog 01-20-2007 09:00 PM

Actually, you could go 10' 5" but you'd have some problems with rubbing the paint

T34C 01-20-2007 09:07 PM

You could go 10' 0" if you go fast enough!

jones2r 01-20-2007 09:11 PM

IIRC, the Panama Canal is 105ft. wide, and the Missouri is 103ft. wide. So, if you scale your boat's length to the Missouri's length (don't know that number OTTOMH) and then calculate the corresponding lateral tolerance, it could be a fair basis of comparison.

Hope this has been helpful.

[After supper on a Saturday night may not be the best time to ask a technical question.]

SailinJay 01-20-2007 09:55 PM

I'd want at least a foot clearance on either side of the boat, so I'd say that you'd want a slip that is at least 12.5 feet wide.

pigslo 01-20-2007 09:56 PM

You guys!!! I would want a slip 12 feet for that boat. I like a wide slip so that there is lots of leeway for tidal range or when the water all gets blown out of the marina.

sailingdog 01-20-2007 09:57 PM

SailinJay and Pigslo are ruining all of our fun. You probably do want at least a foot of clearance on either side. :D It depends on whether your slip has finger piers on both sides or on one side with and another boat on the other.

pigslo 01-20-2007 10:03 PM

And don't forget the clearance under the boat. If the slip is not deep enough you will have to have the big truck come in and fill it with water!

camaraderie 01-20-2007 11:01 PM

Rick...consider yourself welcomed to sail net! We're a funny group!! (EXCEPT FOR GIULIETTA) <G>

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