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Re: Learning to dock shorthanded

Originally Posted by nodders View Post
We use the "Hail Mary" line, which is a short line attached to a cleat about 8 feet forward of the transom. It has a loop that we throw over the stern dock cleat and then ease in to the slip in forward. ...
We usually use a seasonal mooring, if we had a seasonal dock spot, I would install a three foot post and the entrance to the slip. The after midships spring line would always stay secured to the dock:
- as the departing boat exits the slip, the crew on board would hang the boat end of that line on the post
- as the returning boat enters the slip, the crew on board would obtain the spring line off the post and secure it to the midships cleat, and docking is done. several regards...
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