Originally Posted by rtbates
Rule # 1 or #2??
Mine is less than 1kt, 1/2kt best, as bow passes slip end...
if folks are having to step off at your home dock in order to dock your boat you are NOT set up correctly.
Many of us don't have a home dock. Some of us dock in cross winds and crazy currents that can force a single hander to (lighty) bump the fenders in order to get from the helm to a spring line before being blown or pushed, or blown and pushed off the dock.