Apropos of Nothing
I've been to marinas that don't allow a boat to poke out beyond its pilings. Other marinas don't seem to care. I've seen plenty of boats that poke out of their slips get snagged by other boats, so I generally prefer a bigger slip so I can be a little deeper in. The downside is that the pilings are too far away to grab when working docklines, but I deal with that.