Stern in for me. It is easier to hook a spring line single handed. Also easier to get out single handed. I also have partial finger pier, so it is easier to get on and off the boat with the stern in.
I have come in bow first when the cross wind is strong... I rely on the hefty rub rail to protect the boat once it stop in high cross winds until i can get her tied up.
Privacy is better stern in as i'm directly on back creek and more folks sail across my bow (a few even hit my boat) than ever walk down the docks.
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