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Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys
that IS a technique to be used...
its kind of a modifided med mooring maneuever...
however the most obvious thing to consider is how your boat backs up, this needs to be tested before...
if your boat backs to either side it(most) makes using this technique almost impossible or very hard at the least.
the really good part about this technique is you are helming over the turning point therefore lessening the leverage effect the wind has over the length of the hull in normal point into the wind mooring maneuvers.
however 2 huge drawbacks to this
1. its easier to damage your stern or rudder if using big mooring balls, pilings, etc
2. if your not careful with your lines this is the best way to foul a prop. yes it sounds obvious but how many times have you let go of a line, or been careless especially if your having fun or getting distracted by a babe, or your crew or the scenery etc.
small boat mooring go by the side...like mentioned before, and slide up to the mooring, lower freeboard helps you here as well as having extra time and boat length to attach to.
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