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Re: Docking single handed...

Originally Posted by SailingJackson View Post
If it's a public marina or has a gas dock, don't be afraid to ask for help via phone or radio. I've found the college kids with summer jobs often clueless on how to tie a knot or anything, but always helpful and cheerful. Another trick is to give them a tip that's a bit excessive. $10 or more and it's likely that they will remember your boat and look for it in the future.

If you are going pass off a line; use a center / mid ship line, never a bow line.

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