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Old 05-06-2020, 09:06 AM   #21
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I thought that the GB36 had a beam of 12’6” or is yours different? If it is that then you will only have 9” per side. If the dock is floating you shouldn’t have a lot of relative motion between the dock and the boat. You may just have to try a few different combinations of fenders. Good luck and congrats on the closing.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:25 AM   #22
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Congrats.I owned a 36 GB single for 6 years. Great boat! My only suggestion , find a single with a bow thruster.
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My boat is a single with bow thruster. Yes GB 36 has max beam of 12'6", but it tapers a bit and is just under 12' at "floating dock height" near stern. I suspect that lower rub rail at the stern is to protect it from pilings when the boat rocks/rolls in the slip..and since pilings sometimes are not always perpendicular.

I always thought boats did not move much relative to floating docks...but have watched YouTube's of storms and I see boats moving up/down maybe 18" relative to the floating dock.
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Good solution for upward boat motion..I also have concern that rail ( and fender) could get above float and catch on downward movement with heavy wave motion in a storm.

Thinking about some form of vertical "fender board" long enough to always be lower (and higher) than float edge. Vertical board with two horizontal fenders?

Would love to add a vertical board to float (to simulate a piling) but am not allowed to modify float.
I use "Scotchmen" round fenders, hung so the eye is at the guard and the bottom is just above the water. Can't escape from between the hull and the dock, won't jump out.
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I use "Scotchmen" round fenders, hung so the eye is at the guard and the bottom is just above the water. Can't escape from between the hull and the dock, won't jump out.
Like these ????:

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Here is a video: Lots of relative movement between boat and floating docks---and this is in a relatively "protected" area without much fetch.

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A heavy gauge pvc pipe, around 4" with a hook made from same pvc elbows is light and will allow the boat to glide into the slip. Attach the hook to the gunnels. A cross tie set up can be pretty tight and still let the boat move.

My learning neighbor tied floats all along the slip.
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Here is a video: Lots of relative movement between boat and floating docks---and this is in a relatively "protected" area without much fetch.

Well, you did see that this was prior to a hurricane? And Hurricane Sandy at that. When a hurricane is coming all bets are off. And those were mostly sailboats. Most boats in marinas with floating docks don’t move like that. If they did no one would ever stay on their boats.
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A heavy gauge pvc pipe, around 4" with a hook made from same pvc elbows is light and will allow the boat to glide into the slip. Attach the hook to the gunnels. A cross tie set up can be pretty tight and still let the boat move.

My learning neighbor tied floats all along the slip.
Perfect! Great idea! Thank you!!!
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Welcome. We have had our GB36 for 2 years. 1984 hull #715. Single Lehman 135 Very happy with it. Please let me know if I can be of help.
I gave my hull number incorrectly...it is 698, so our boats are only 17 S/N's appart.
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I gave my hull number incorrectly...it is 698, so our boats are only 17 S/N's appart.
Thought they looked a little odd.
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