Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks and a Summary
Thanks to all who have provided suggestions. I will study and restudy each one in detail, and run a few tests as well in order to fine tune or revise my docking techniques.
Since the posts have been long, I thought it might be appropriate to summarize.
Crosswind....Here is an illustration of high wind/cross wind:
YouTube - Docking in Corfu Harbour in (very) strong wind
Having seen crosswind illustrated, Captain, your task is:
With the cross wind, singled handedly without outside assistance, maneuver the boat downwind in a narrow channel (fairway), at a certain point, turn the boat sharply 90 degrees into a slip (pen). Safety tie up the boat. The pen is 2 ft. wider than the boat and is 2 ft. longer than the boat. Do not damage the boat. You will get one chance>
Last edited by NCC320; 06-17-2011 at 11:50 AM.