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Old 04-17-2009
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We use 8. We have midship cleats on our jib tracks which can be adjusted for transiet slips for the spring lines.

When comming into the slip especially single handed the stern spring line on the midship cleat is usally my first tie as that prevents the boat from hitting the dockbox with its bow and going to far forward into the slip. We have sewn with opposing thread color on all of our lines where they usually should be cleated as we leave our dock lines when we leave. Do this after you are happy with all your adjustments for tide over a period of time.

Our 35 ft in a 54X18 slip gives us a lot of room to play with, but also makes it harder to grab all the lines. You will find that wind direction when coming in will determine which lines to grab first ( port or starboard). We also pull in bow first for many reasons. One is privacy, two is our finger comes back almost 40 feet back making it easy to load or get on or off the boat, and third is there is less area turning needed when backing out of the slip as opposed to backing into it.

Dave
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