Well sorry to throw a spanner in the works so to speak I personally feel you are stating texted book methods of berthing procedures. Not the all-weather versions that should be mastered.
Let me try and explain with a current situation after several days on being marooned in my bolt hole from the relentless howling gales I did the opposite of what the texted books say! The secret is MASTER YOUR boats control like you learn to master your car or truck.
I detect a wee bit of over-confidence there.
Never claim that you have mastered anything when sailing.
In his own good time, old Neptune will get to hear of it and will reverse the roles.
Last edited by Rockter; 01-17-2012 at 10:26 PM.