Originally Posted by Pascal
hard reply without knowing the tides and the boat size.
should be pretty easy to use the pilings to keep the boat off teh dock and not to have to use fenders, but it depends on other factors incl. tide and also slip width vs boat beam. the wider the slip the easier it is to use lines to keep the boat off the other side.
Your right I forgot to include tides and width. Normal tides are about a 3-3.5foot swing. The dolphin pilings are about 3 ft from the port side of boat. I have not had any problems with tying up the boat just interested in everyones opinion on how they would. I have a bow line tied on both sides, spring both ways on floating dock and two stern lines, close one on floating dock and longer one tied across stern. Sometimes if wind is going to be strong I will put a two springs on dolphin side. Thanks