Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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Okay, now I got it. There was a guy at my old marina with the exact same problem. He was in the last slip before a wall so he could not turn around and come in upwind. He came in downwind and the wind was over his starboard beam as he turned to dock. Now first let it be known that he has a Jeanneau. With that said, he came down the fairway backwards. As he made his turn into the slip, he used that last piling, the upwind one on his now port side. I can't remember exactly what he did, but he wrapped a line around it and worked the boat into the slip using the pilings. He did this on a regular basis with two people. If you can figure out a way to use those pilings to your advantage, either in forward or reverse, that might be the way to go. You can also buy fenders for the pilings, if your marina will allow, and just pinball it in! Seriously, the fenders would give you piece of mind.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
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