Re: how long does it take you leave?
How quickly one can leave the dock underway, or after docking, leave the marina will depend a lot on the boat, how you tie it up, how many people you have helping, what you plan to do..i.e. are you removing/placing sail covers at pier or out on water, do you have lots of lines securing the boat or just a few, how much junk are you bringing that has to be moved, are you washing down the boat, do you close thruhulls, switch off batteries, etc.? It generally takes me about 15-20 minutes on departing the slip because I have lots of lines (essentially doubled up all the time) and some assist lines to aid in dealing with crosswind on departure. That's by myself. On returning, it takes 30+ minutes and that's not including any washdown, but includes placing dock lines and sail, winch, binnacles covers. Again by myself. (Most of the time guests don't know what to do and everything they generally do has to be redone.)
Last edited by NCC320; 09-27-2012 at 09:11 AM.