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Old 10-14-2015, 01:07 PM   #21
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BB: I know, right? I guess some people don't know what the white light on your taillights are for. Or maybe walking around with $$ jn their eyes. And plugged in to their electronics. Another thread.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:14 PM   #22
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BB: I know, right? I guess some people don't know what the white light on your taillights are for. Or maybe walking around with $$ jn their eyes. And plugged in to their electronics. Another thread.
Parents at Walmart or the Grocery who let their little kids wander through the lot as they leave. Guess they haven't grown very attached to them.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:53 PM   #23
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:53 PM   #24
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This is the approach to my slip. There is no piling to pivot off of, just this pointy edge with a thin amount of rubber on it.

If I can get past that pointy area and get the stern to the support with the plastic cushion on it I'm fine.

I feel like putting a stick with a flag on the end of the 90 degree pointy edge sticking out. That area always worries me.
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:10 PM   #25
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Yes can do some damage on that edge. I have a similar slip, but the corner of a floating concrete deck. As a extra precaution I strapped two large fenders that float hard against the edge permanently that will take the edge of it if I happen to come in a bit of line, as long as I take it easy they have assisted and prevented damage.

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Old 10-14-2015, 04:21 PM   #26
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This is the approach to my slip. There is no piling to pivot off of, just this pointy edge with a thin amount of rubber on it.

If I can get past that pointy area and get the stern to the support with the plastic cushion on it I'm fine.

I feel like putting a stick with a flag on the end of the 90 degree pointy edge sticking out. That area always worries me.
There are some corner mounts that really do a good job in protecting and rounding the corner. Unfortunately they're in the $100 price range I believe.

Now, the other option I see is some fire hose and tack it to each side of the corner so that it bulges a little in the corner.

Oh just found a corner bumper on Overton's for $80 and $75. You might look around and find some cheaper.
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:34 PM   #27
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Backing Into Slip

Guess I could get a couple of these to put on the corners. 😳

Seems like admitting defeat...

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The wheels are ok, but most of the ones I see , have had too much weight placed upon them and the shafts bend and hence the wheel no longer rotates , and they then scratch the hull. Probably ok if you take it easy.

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The wheels are ok, but most of the ones I see , have had too much weight placed upon them and the shafts bend and hence the wheel no longer rotates , and they then scratch the hull. Probably ok if you take it easy.

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I like the bumpers better than the wheels and there are some nice bumpers for less than that wheel.

Oh and it's not admitting defeat. It's admitting you may not always be perfect or have perfect conditions and you recognize that.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:28 PM   #30
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One of my nearby neighbors routinely backs into his berth. He has twin engines and bow thruster and does it well (and slowly). Haven't seen him do it single-handed yet. ... Haven't yet seen the need to back in myself, however.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:29 PM   #31
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Yeah this bumper looks pretty good if I can figure how to mount it on there. Would like to put something over the existing rubber if possible.

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Yeah this bumper looks pretty good if I can figure how to mount it on there. Would like to put something over the existing rubber if possible.
I like that one if you can attach it. Otherwise something like this.

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Old 10-14-2015, 08:17 PM   #33
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I back into my slip. My beam is 13'+ and the slip is 16' wide. I have twins and do it from the fly bridge. The first couple of times I had my wife tell me when my swim platform was clear both exiting and entering. Now I know where it is and adjust accordingly. I have two spring lines set for my slip so when backing in we just take the springs off the pilings as we're coming in and drop them on the midship cleats. This stops the boat at just the right time. We then drop lines on the aft and forward cleats in that order. When we leave the slip we reverse that order hanging the dock lines on hooks so they will be ready for our return.

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I like that one if you can attach it. Otherwise something like this.



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I actually like that one better.
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I back into my slip. My beam is 13'+ and the slip is 16' wide. I have twins and do it from the fly bridge. The first couple of times I had my wife tell me when my swim platform was clear both exiting and entering. Now I know where it is and adjust accordingly. I have two spring lines set for my slip so when backing in we just take the springs off the pilings as we're coming in and drop them on the midship cleats. This stops the boat at just the right time. We then drop lines on the aft and forward cleats in that order. When we leave the slip we reverse that order hanging the dock lines on hooks so they will be ready for our return.



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That's a good idea.
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I back into my slip. My beam is 13'+ and the slip is 16' wide. I have twins and do it from the fly bridge. The first couple of times I had my wife tell me when my swim platform was clear both exiting and entering. Now I know where it is and adjust accordingly. I have two spring lines set for my slip so when backing in we just take the springs off the pilings as we're coming in and drop them on the midship cleats. This stops the boat at just the right time. We then drop lines on the aft and forward cleats in that order. When we leave the slip we reverse that order hanging the dock lines on hooks so they will be ready for our return.

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I actually got yellow duct tape to mark my spring lines where they need to tied off, thinking the same thought process. Although our current prevailing winds (on the stern) will have me mostly tying the stern line first so we can spring forward with it so I can grab the bow lines second. It all depends on your slip and your wind.
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I actually got yellow duct tape to mark my spring lines where they need to tied off....
We started with that, moved to spliced permanent loops which we find faster to drop on the cleats,(edit) though you lose the ability to vary length.
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You got it Bruce, fixed loops are the go , and yes springer first to stop the boat from slamming into the back of the pen is the go.fairly easy from there.

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Guess I could get a couple of these to put on the corners. ��

Seems like admitting defeat...

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If these wheel type fenders are hit hard, they can be torn open and the internal "axle" can do significant damage to your hull.

They are nice for pivoting on, though.
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We started with that, moved to spliced permanent loops which we find faster to drop on the cleats,(edit) though you lose the ability to vary length.
Exactly!
All my slip lines have permanent loops as everything is adjusted to where I want it. The transient lines for when I cruise have the loops on the other end so that it's quicker and easier to make adjustments for short term stays.

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