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post #11 of Old 06-16-2011
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Originally Posted by puddinlegs View Post
Does your boat turn quickly enough, or is the fairway wide enough to motor past your slip, turn 180 in the fairway, then approach with the bow into the wind?
I was thinking the same thing, or if it's too tight just ease up, and let the bow rest on the leeward piling and wait for the wind/current to push you around till you're facing into it. This should allow you to have a little more control, and nudge forward into the slip with an arcing motion going against the flow instead of with it.
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