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Re: Docking stern in, strong crosswind

Well, I have done it both ways. Part depends on the fairway.

Problem with backing into the wind, which seems the most correct, is that you have to really have a head of steam or when you turn or your bow will be slow to follow. Bow's fall off with the wind. So that manuever needs a bit of thrust.

Problem with following the wind down is that when you turn and that bow starts to follow, it may not stop and you will find yourself pointing the exact opposite way or sideways into the dock. THis is the least controlled method IMHO.

If I had the fairway, I would back into the wind with a good head of steam because it would keep the boat the most controlled following into the slip. That's my opinion. C.

Course, I have had more than my share of "Oh CRAP!". Nothing a little gel coat doesn't fix.

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