Re: Forces on a dockline while docking....
Med - Our ISPA instructors have to be able to do this single-handed.
The owner of Turicum (the Vic-Maui boat) does it slightly differently. He has a dock line with a hook that attaches to a specific spot on the toe rail.
I do not use full throttle.
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Last edited by jackdale; 04-29-2013 at 08:03 PM.