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post #14 of Old 12-09-2012
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Re: docking alone

I remember reading something that has been very useful when dock and undocking alone..."never approach the dock faster than you are willing to hit it" This seems to help me keep things undercontrol for the most part.

I have done what others have suggested and tied lines along my slip to keep me off of the boat next to me. It works.

I always dock bow in because my Alberg does not back well at all. When Backing out of the slip I use lines attched to the pilings to help control the movement of the stern and to get her swung around. It is really hard to describe...picture a circus if you will!

I would say go slow and thinking ahead. This seems to help me.


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