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post #16 of Old 03-01-2013
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Re: How would you dock her?

Every time you bring your boat to the slip it will be differant. So try a couple of ways to have them ready. The most important thing in any docking is to know the wind and current effects @ the time of arrival. So the first thing I do is come to a complete stop and take stock of the situation. I do agree that starting a reverse maneuver give your self a good enough start in open area to get moving and gain steering control. Biggest mistake helmsmen make is stopping just before getting into a slip. This makes it like starting from scratch.or just a back and fill. So keep the boat moving and steer her in. Remember you have very good stopping power going back into forward. 2 hints keep the boat moving & more power Scotty.

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