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Old 26-07-2013, 07:47   #1
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Pimp My Dock !!

What are the best upgrades & dock installations?

Dock box boring.
Piling slung hammock more fun.

What would you to expand your use of the dock area itself?
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Old 26-07-2013, 08:03   #2
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I wouldn't. I would spend all my time/money making the boat more fun and expanding ways to use it. Hammock? Stretch it between the mast and forestay. Pretty much anything fun to do I would rather do on the boat.

Put the boring dock box on the dock and the fun stuff on the boat. Then you can take it with you when you go for a cruise.
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Old 26-07-2013, 08:33   #3
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A nice, rustic looking rope bridge could be a touch. But then, some docks ARE rope bridges!
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Old 26-07-2013, 08:38   #4
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The best upgrades would be the ones that go unnoticed from over the horizon.
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Old 26-07-2013, 08:42   #5
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Re: Pimp My Dock !!

I used to be tied to a dock in galveston that had a palapa at the head of the dock, along with a small dorm refrigerator full of beer as part of the palapa bar.
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What are the best upgrades & dock installations?

Dock box boring.
Piling slung hammock more fun.

What would you to expand your use of the dock area itself?
I take it your not a sailor, as most of us are out sailing not decorating our dock.
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Old 26-07-2013, 09:01   #7
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Re: Pimp My Dock !!

If we're talking about a private dock out behind your house, then the rule should be to install only what you can't install on the boat. In other words: hammock, no; hot tub, yes.

If we're talking about a dock in a marina, anything more than a hose storage system will seem pathetic.
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LOL. Yeah yeah yeah I knew I'd get some grief on this one. DOCK - the original 4 letter word. i only have a humble few thousand miles under my belt (some of you have more posts than i have sea miles) with a 1000 mile solo.

Her baby stay makes it a little tough to do the jib-mast hammock rig so maybe she's is more seaworthy than I am. Wot wot
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we have a marina nearby that a bunch of the members got together and leased a slip. They decked over it, put in a bar, directv, flatscreens, big fans, awnings, lighting. It's really a cool place to hang out.
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Would help if you gave us a photo of the dock you wish to pimp. Is it linear along a waterway or does it extend outward into a body of water? Do you have limitations with regard to width, length etc.
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Blue underwater lights are very 70's pimp.
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Would help if you gave us a photo of the dock you wish to pimp.
What Abaco said!

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We can certainly help you to pimp your boat though!
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