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"