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I was thinking something similar. Has anyone tried these?

Personally I don't mind the rocking nor the heel over when someone boards.

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I was thinking something similar. Has anyone tried these?
First; I guessing there been enough said for the question.

I did want to say I was looking at those rocker stoppers on the inet yesterday and thinking they be cheap enough to try, but, the rocking not bother me.

My boat is not in the slip now. I doing some work and move it down by the parking lot for a few days ......... OK maybe a few weeks! Not have to carry stuff more than 100 feet.

This place only have a walk forward and starboard and open to the shore on the port side.

I can only tie up on my starboard side. I put out some rubber bumpers. Back off the bow from the dock. A line from bow to dock. Line from stern to dock. Then my spring lines. All loose on Starboard side only.

The wind usually keep me off the dock. Bumpers help when wind not agree. spring lines keep from hitting forward dock. Then I "Rock"!

All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.
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I like to keep mine snug so she rides in the center of the slip and rides up and down with the tides. Floating docks are easy just snug her up.

Since you have a 29 footer I'm guessing you don't have a midship cleat (my 30 doesn't). I added one that mounts onto the t-track and it allows me to rig a spring line that helps a LOT with the motion at the dock. I also tie her a bit tighter toward the bay, which is usually where the wind is coming from.

As someone else said, check out other boats in your marina, check at high and low tides, check during storms and keep adjusting until you find what is just right for your boat/slip.

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I like my boat snug. Floating docks and no tides.
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i like rocking...maybe it's just me.
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