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Re: Learning to dock shorthanded
I have never understood the need of people stepping off a moving boat. That is when injuries to people and boats happen. One slip on a wet dock and the jumper ends up between the boat and dock and bad things happen.
If you are single handed, and leave the boat, who is in control when you drop a line?
The bigger the boat the bigger the danger. 1o,ooo to 20,000 pounds does a lot of damage to bones even at 1 knot.
Docking is not rocket science, but it does require practice. If you are coming back to your own slip a pre-measured spring line is the greatest tool I have.
Look at Capt. Jack and do searches on spring line docking.
Last edited by tomandchris; 11-04-2013 at 10:32 AM.