Originally Posted by jonblarc7
He already uses some for his pontoon on the other side of his dock but has no need for them when I'm not their which is most of the summer. So they would just be in the way and if their in his way, he is the type of person to make a big deal out of it. Maybe you don't have that type of older brother but I do. One day I will have my own lake house, but until then I'll have to deal with it.
Is there a type of whip where you can mount a flush-mount base and then unplug the whips when not in use so as to not bother your brother? if so, add up the cost of rental fees you would have to pay if you were renting his place. Also consider the cost of repairing a gel coat that's been wasted by dock rash. $400 sounds like cheap insurance, but maybe I don't have all the details. Sorry if I sound preachy.