Originally Posted by starfish62
Palm Harbor in downtown WPB has wide, floating docks. $$$, though!
That's what we ended up going with. 45 ft minimum at $2.25/ft, ouch! Nasty, nasty current
through there. We ended up in one of those heinous docking
situations with everyone staring and yelling as the poor helmsman bashed into the dock. It made me glad I was not the skipper
on that one. Everyone has a bad day. Why, in a full service
marina, they wanted us to dock bow in, down current
in a 1.5 knot
current, in a slip, with another boat, when, clearly there were wide open slips further-in protected from current and wind
, is completely beyond me. I guess a place like that assumes everyone has bow and stern thrusters? You'd think at that price
they would try to make it easy for everyone involved. Instead it was catch as catch can.