Re: docking alone
Originally Posted by deniseO30
This summer I made it point to try using spring lines. To get off the club dock when other boats are lined up with about 3ft between them, I had friends stand by while I tried...It works, IF! the current and prop wash are in my favor.
Depending on the direction of your prop walk, so need to set up your springline on either side accordingly. Depending on the conditions of the wind and current, you use the steady proper RPM to overcome them. Jack's approach has served me well especially in the less ideal situations.
Of course, YMMV
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.
Last edited by rockDAWG; 12-09-2012 at 11:54 AM.
Reason: adding a few missing words