If you enjoy boating, you’re likely familiar with boat docks, as they allow easy passage onto a boat from dry land without having to get into the water first. However, there is also another option known as boat slips. The best way to think of these is by imagining a parking spot for a boat. They typically form a U-shape in the water with the boat parked in the middle and allowing passage on or off the boat from either side of the boat.
Both docks and boat slips are great options if you are considering either. Here are a few things to consider before investing in boat slips.
- Parking your boat: One of the main things to consider about boat slips is the fact that you will have to park your boat. Unlike your typical boat dock, you cannot just pull it up to any side of the dock that you’d like. Instead, you will have to carefully maneuver the boat into the middle of the U-shape.
- Boating in reverse: Another thing to consider before investing in boat slips is whether or not you’ll be comfortable boating in reverse. Some people might try backing into the slip to make the departure for your next trip easier while others find it easier to go forward into the slip and then back out as you’re leaving.
- How many watercrafts: Another important consideration before investing in boat slips is the amount of watercraft that will be used in the area. If you have a secluded area with a single boat or watercraft, a simple dock could work well enough for your purposes. If there will be multiple watercrafts in the area, boat slips can be more beneficial in allowing for more room for the various boats in their own spots.
There are many advantages to choosing boat slips over boat docks, but it’s always important to know what you’ll be getting into before committing to a purchase. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.