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post #34 of Old 07-17-2013
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Re: Docking for Dummies

I'm walking the boat backwards in my slip. I can't push it off with a boat hook, I would hit my neighbor. There is also crew on the boat who knows how to dock, so I feel like it is a safe operation.

I'm walking about 20' with the boat, getting it up to a slow walking speed (maybe 1 knot) so that the rudder works effectively. It works for me, and many of my slip neighbors do the same thing.

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