SailNet Community - View Single Post - Docking tricks
Thread: Docking tricks
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 05-16-2007
T37Chef's Avatar
T37Chef T37Chef is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,118
Thanks: 65
Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 8
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
Tell me about tight slips maneuvering. I'm at 44' overall and its 38' from the piling to the Pier behind.

My best advice is don't be afraid to use some throttle! Get some water moving over the rudder for steerage and use the wind and prop pull to your advantage as well as the pilings.

Doing this I was able to dock yesterday in 20+ winds with two inexperienced persons and myself fairly easily and most importantly with no damage.
__________________
Shawn
Tartan 37 - S/V Windgeist

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Photo by Joe McCary
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook