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post #11 of Old 03-06-2011
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Originally Posted by Seacurves View Post
Looking for some how-to's regarding singlehanding a PSC37. Some specific questions:


* I have looked at a few singlehanded docking solutions for other sailboats. Seems knowing the balance point bow to stern is pretty important. Does anyone know this for a PSC37? Any suggestions on docking a PSC37 singlehanded?


The balance point seemed to us to be a few feet abaft the mid ships cleat.
You can see it below by the forward gate stanchion:

We found that the t track mounted Schaefer cleats worked great for docking. And as they're adjustable, you can fine tune that balance point.

There was a great article by Evans Starzinger, “Short-handed Docking Made Easier,” Cruising World, July 2007, that I'd recommend.

s/v Little Wing
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