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Re: Docking for Dummies

Windage will never overcome wind.

Go wihtt the flow, accept that you will be blown up the fairway, away from open water, and accept that you will likely have to turn around.
the big thing is to control your bow as you leave the slip, so as not to contact any downwind slip neighbours.
Rig a bannister line on your slip, and a bow dockline long enough to control from the cockpit. when departing, uncleat the bowline, pas ti thorugh your bannister line, and carry the bitter end back with you to the cockpit to maintain control. as you back out, the bow line will slide along the bannister, then when you are in the fairway, release the bitter end and retrieve the line. you will look like a rockstar every time.

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