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Old 08-28-2011
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Originally Posted by WhiskyJohn View Post
And watch the faces of anyone waiting to catch your lines... if they have that "hurry up, why are you taking so long" look on thier face, you're coming in just fine.
One manual I use says never hand off a line to someone on the dock.

Many folks do not understand how a sailboat moves when a line is pulled.

If you are prepared to hand off a line, only pass a centre line / mid ship line. Tugging that will cause less grief. Never pass a bow breast line; a good tug that will cause you to lose the stern.
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