SailNet Community - View Single Post - Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!
View Single Post
  #59  
Old 01-23-2014
mike21070 mike21070 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mike21070 is on a distinguished road
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

This really is a very interesting topic...

I'm still new at sailing, and I'm still learning to take out and dock my 16 Topper. I share a slip with a powerboat, and I'm between the dock and the powerboat, with another boat on the opposite slip. My heartrate does increase with each leaving and landing, but so far I haven't hit either.

I do the untie-everything-and-jump-onboard-and-get-to-the-trolling-motor method when casting off and then slowly motor in and walk up to the bow and jump onto the dock to tie her in (I'm always solo). I can call in the marina to get some help, but I really don't want any; I'm trying to learn how to sail solo.

Anyway, that's all I've got. Sorry no insights or anything, just another guy making it up as he goes along...

Mike

By the way, I really like that sentiment about "...small boats make you a sailor."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook