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Old 11-23-2011
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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
This is exactly how I feel- a prairie dog- lol. I might try a piece of pvc pipe as an extension, even a 18 inch long piece would help a lot. I do like another poster said, look at the water to see how fast and relative motion of the boat, but that still is like driving a car by looking out a side window. I do go slow into the slip, but at times the wind will push me off and I back out and leave the slip and come around again. When this happens, the wind can blow the bow off and it would be nice to see what is happening while I am working engine controls. My slip is also basically a double slip with not even a piling between me and the boat next to me. So if the wind starts pushing the bow off, I can hit the boat next to me.
Thanks for all the advice.
PVC pipe is just what I had in mind.

....and now "prairie dogging" has at least two meanings
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