Re: Learning to dock shorthanded
We, my wife and I, are both in our mid 60's and had to struggle with docking. She just didn't have the arm strength, and I didn't have the skill, to stop our boat, 36', dead in the water at a dock. We switched roles and with the aid of a "Docking Stick" and our center cleat we now have no problems docking. We have found out that she has a much 'softer' touch at the helm than I. Hope this helps.
Theodore Roosevelt said “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”