Originally Posted by GaiaOrion
I'll try the short burst and neutral, unfortunately I have another boat on the oe side, so the spring line will not work.
If you put a couple of good fenders at the beam and use a line running from a point just forward of the beam to a point more forward on the pier on the starboard side then back to you in the cockpit and keep tension on it as you come back it should be enough to counteract the tendency for the stern to walk to starboard, shouldn't it?
Give it a shot of throttle to get it moving then put tension on the line to slow the boat and draw it back up against the pier and pivot the bow toward it, repeat until you are out. Or you could stay on the throttle steady and slip the line out around a winch or a cleat, but that would be hard on the fenders.
What do you think?