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post #9 of Old 05-05-2010
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Originally Posted by jaschrumpf View Post
What about a spring line from an aft cleat to a dock cleat or piling in a line perpendicular to the boat's long axis? That would keep the stern from walking, but would it do so at the cost of rotating the bow away from the dock as well?
Not sure I'm picturing this right. Does the line from a stern cleat to the nearest dock cleat? That could counteract the prop walk, but I'd call it a brest line... it would be hard to back out of the slip with that line on.

Alternatively with a spring line running forward from a stern cleat, the direction of pull isn't really right to counteract prop walk. I expect the boat would just pivot around her bow.

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