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Re: Scary night sail

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Originally Posted by knuterikt View Post

If you take the boat in and have to go forward to get the spring on the dock, you could instruct the owner to use rudder and engine to keep the boat in place while you tie the other lines.
Now that is an idea that I never thought of.
I wouldn't want to tie a spring to a stanchion but but tying to the forward cleat then having a loop around the shrouds to keep it close to the boat is an interesting idea.
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