Originally Posted by Sean H
in the rough water ( main channel ) several years ago the dock builders were putting the concrete barrels and tie downs with cables out in frt of the docks trico was one of the first. they have from what i understand abandon the idea as the wave action was actually pulling the cables so hard that they were tearing the frame work of the dock up, doing more damage to the docks then to just let them float. its hard to adjust the cable for such varying condition. if you leave it loose for the worst waves then its like a dogg on a leash that run out of rope ( one hell of a jerk ) and if to tight pulls the dock under water, then add in the fluctuation of the water level of the lake changing and you begin to see the problem. Of course this all pertains to the main channel and a few large coves are arms. most off channel coves although may be rough but nothing like the channel on a Saturday afternoon 4TH of july. or most Saturdays in the summer.