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Re: Docking for Dummies

Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Windage will never overcome wind.
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.
I have bannister lines in my slip, but I'm having trouble working through this description to get a visual. If I need to back out to starboard and then turn into the wind and head port, where are the lines in this scenario? (Are there any pictures of how this works?)
1987 Pearson 28-2, Deale MD
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