My boat gets hit every year and others do too - while tied to a buoy.
Boat control - What a deal.
We are doing all kinds of work while in the river - I've even ran a circle saw while on the buoy. Getting hit by a dipnetter while I'm tied-up is not
a good thing. Infact a boat should never touch another boat - ever.
Last year I had a rope cut because of all the wave action while tied to another commerical boat.
Lets try to get along.