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Old 06-19-2011
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Adell, it sounds like you have some choices to make: specifically, where to put the spring line. Your main choices would be to attach the line to either a shroud or a stanchion. I'm not wild about either choice, they work for a lot people. As a Spring commissioning project, you may want to consider mid-ships cleats. They aren't too hard to install.

My only additional advice would be to come in dead slow, even if that means staying in Neutral for most of the time. When I taught Basic Cruising, I used to tell my students that it is a lot easier to speed up than it is to slow down. To dock our own Mirage 29' I use a bit of reverse as a final step, but that is mainly for my wife's convenience. If reverse failed for some reason, she could still stop the boat with our spring line.

Hope this helps.
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