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For those without mid ship lines, the base of the shrouds will also work. For those who think that the load is too much, think about the load close hauled with a strong wind.
Yes, the loads are less, but the load direction is different (lateral vs. vertical). I think most Riggers would say that using the shrouds to tie off to is bad form. Not as bad as tying off to lifeline stanchions by a long shot! But still... not good.
I use horizontally mounted fenders on my dock and highly recommend them. The only downside is that when I approach guest docks, I sometimes forget to deploy fenders because I'm not used to thinking about them! Keep an eye out for fenders. You'll find them lying (or floating) around. After all, their on the side of the dock. They don't have to be pretty, just stout!

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I'll be fine except for the slamming up and down on the leeward piling or finger pier. Otherwise, the situation can develop kind of like this:
YouTube - HAYON Crash Docking 11 OCT 1997
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God thats ugly! I don't understand why he turned so early and so far away from the dock. With that much windage (or any windage for that matter) on the beam, he allowed all kinds of time for the wind to wreak havoc (and it did)! It also seems to me that he had plenty of time to realize he was out of control, yet he just jammed her in (could have been much worse). He should have aborted and made another approach. No shame in that, especially with all that wind on a massive beam!
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