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Barquito 04-07-2011 11:31 AM

stuck under the dock
 
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Being a small lake day-sailor, I had not had much experience docking prior to delivering my Bristol 27 from Chicago to Milwaukee. We stopped for one night at a marina and had trouble finding a safe way to keep the boat from being scrunched under the dock. Lake Michigan water has been a bit low, and the B27 has low freeboard. How do I tie off, but keep the deck from being smashed under the dock boards? (our solution that night was to tie another line to a perpendicular dock that kept the boat from going under the dock)

CapnBilll 04-07-2011 11:56 AM

Kedge anchor, (med moor style), or tie lines to an opposing dock. Those are the only ways I know of. I have to do that with my boat during the winter do to extreme tidal range.

P35juniper 04-07-2011 12:11 PM

big big fenders and fender boards
or tie off to the other side if possibe, is this in a slip or on a face?


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