Originally Posted by PaulfromNWOnt
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.
Thanks, need to think about this one a bit...Bow pulpit extends over the side of the boat, so I need to get that in far enough so it doesn't get bent, and also I need to consider the buddy line and neighbor's dock/spring lines. I don't want to get hung up in these. But, if one had to abort the landing, the boat when combined with prop walk in reverse, should be able to clear everything. Still, a bobbing boat would be contacting a non moving object, but since full force of boat is not against it, the potential for damage is lessoned.