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Re: Docking in current

Originally Posted by Jiminri View Post

Search YouTube for Maryland School of Seamanship docking video. They show the technique in that clip. Good luck. I pretty much still suck at docking, but this I can do.
Found it:

He calls it the waterman's spring.

I think I can give this a try.
If I bring a mate and do it at slack I can get a feel for it.

Thanks for reminding me of this.
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