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Originally Posted by oslokid View Post
So we came up with a plan. Put her at the helm... I'll be the lookout (she is shorter) and then use non-verbal signals to get her in / out of docks and I handle all the lines, etc. It took some practice but it has worked out great. It has boosted her confidence and looks pretty cool.
That's pretty much the way we do it too - put the muscle on the foredeck with hand signals and the finesse on the helm . Bonus: so many dockhands are so taken off guard by a woman at the helm they go out of their way to help. As far as your rep at the marina, they give your boat double credit for anything done well, and only half the disdain for anything done poorly. And the hand signals just make you look pro.

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