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Re: Docking for Dummies

Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post


The boat in my slip is highlighted in yellow.

You can see that I have to negotiate a long fairway, and then execute a sharp 90º turn to port to enter the slip when I come in. Exiting, I have to back while executing another 90º turn to port so that I can head up the fairway. The problems are that my vessel's propwash causes her to swing clockwise (aft to port, bow to stbd.), and that she is 35' long, and I believe that the fairway is about 45' wide.

That looks tight! What about backing into your slip? That way prop walk would be working in your favor, both entering and leaving the slip.

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