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.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior