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Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

dale, you need to run a "bannister" line between the dock and the end piling. a line looped around the bannister will allow you to control the nose of the boat, and an aft line looped around the end piling can be used to turn the stern. rig the lines right, and you don't have to either jump on the boat as it is leaving, or jump on the dock as you are docking.

GOB covered this a while back:
Employ virtual dock hands to control your boat's bow. The pier banister, a bow walker for the soloist.

Article Number: 4763
Issue: 73 - July/August 2010
Page No: 62-63"
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:

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