Originally Posted by williamkiester
To confirm: you are powering off forward, not in reverse and the bow is moving away from the mooring by the wind and current, then the tiller. Do you have to worry about skidding the stern/prop into the mooring or do you fall off fast enough to not have a chance of that?
Generally yes, I power ahead. If I pass close to the dinghy or ball I put her in neutral. But usually between the wind pushing the bow off and the rudder turning it's not a problem.