Re: Beastly boat to manuever
Are you in Mystic?
There are a couple of unused private mooring balls on the outside of the mooring field off Abbots...
I'm on a mooring so I get little docking practice. If I'm bored and there is no wind I sometimes head out and use one of these empty moorings as a target for backing, stopping, etc.
Start at slack tide, then as the current builds you can see how it effects your boat.