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post #4 of Old 07-22-2008
CharlieCobra
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I tried approaching a dock downwind exactly ONCE. Never again. It's much easier to sail off at an angle where you can approach to windward and turn into or douse with just enough speed to coast in lightly. Granted, this is an acquired skill and you will either come up short or in too hot until ya get it down. Find something besides a dock to practice this on first.
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