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post #33 of Old 11-30-2011
Capt Len
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I find I'm almost always better off with a midship spring first. It's on the end of the finger with an eye, ready to drop on the mid cleat as I approach at an angle and turning to use the inertia of 22 tons to come along side. Boat does NOT go where it is pointing but where its pivot point is going.The spring is already the correct length so boat stops graceful or not. And wind or current will determine which way I run for the next line.but usually get the stern to prevent it kicking out as spring comes taut. I'm 55 ' overall , all windage foreward so timing is everything. Practice makes it look easy.
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