Boat Maintenance

Pilings for floating docks should be at least 12- to 18-feet high in areas that are vulnerable to tropical storms.

Floating Docks and Storm Preparation

Docks that rise with storm surge can help, but in a big blow, all bets are off.

With regard to your July 2016 article on storm preparedness and spring lines, what advice is there for storm prep for floating piers? We are in a slip with a 36-foot boat, and there is no way to cross-tie to pilings across the slip. Also, there are no cleats at the head of the slip, only on the finger pier.

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