Hitting a dock
hard happens to every skipper
at one time or other. Hopefully thats your one time! lol
Back in tx on lake lewisville we watched a big cruiser make the turn into the marina, he miscalculated, was going way 2 fast and took out a bow pulpit of another smaller cruiser in its slip. Not to mention the major damage on the side of his boat as the smaller cruisers anchor
gouged about 25 ft before the bow pulpit broke off. At least no one saw your hit and you are not paying for another boats repairs
The thing that always makes me cringe is when the passengers realize they are coming in 2 fast and jump up and try to keep the boat from hitting the dock using their body parts
. Do not let anyone put hands, feet, legs etc between the boat and dock when u r docking!