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Old 12-15-2012
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Re: Close quarter maneuvering in a swift current

To me the goal is to get the bow into the current. Line handling at the dock is the key.
Last year on the Conneticut River we had a choice....mooring bouy or slip. Same $25 cost. 4 knot curent at the 95 bridge. I took the booring as I knew if i got pinned into a slip with the current pointing at the stern I would be a " tourist attraction" leaving.

That night sleeping in the bow it was so loud with the current gurgling buy we moved to the salon.

You had a "teaching moment"

Dave
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