Docking for Dummies - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree20Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 07-19-2013
bljones's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,129
Thanks: 32
Thanked 70 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 7
bljones has a spectacular aura about bljones has a spectacular aura about
Re: Docking for Dummies

July 2010 issue of Good Old Boat has a great article on bannister line docking. I'll se if i can find it and posts some pics.
emcentar likes this.
__________________
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #42  
Old 07-20-2013
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,438
Thanks: 105
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Re: Docking for Dummies

I have not read the whole thread (yet), but I believe that my situation is similar to yours. Here is an aerial view of my predicament:

Overview:


The boat in my slip is highlighted in yellow.

You can see that I have to negotiate a long fairway, and then execute a sharp 90º turn to port to enter the slip when I come in. Exiting, I have to back while executing another 90º turn to port so that I can head up the fairway. The problems are that my vessel's propwash causes her to swing clockwise (aft to port, bow to stbd.), and that she is 35' long, and I believe that the fairway is about 45' wide.

My solution is to first cast off all lines EXCEPT the bow line. I have the person on the bow either hold the bow line, or tug on it as I am backing the boat out of the slip. This causes the bow to swing to port, and the stern to swing to starboard. I then have enough room to back her out until I am within 5' of the vessels on the other side of the fairway. I then cut the wheel HARD to port, and give her a blast of full throttle in forward.

If the bow person does not get it right, I have backed the whole fairway as a last resort.

I hope this helps!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Getting back onto the water after undergoing knee surgery.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #43  
Old 07-20-2013
oceangirl's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 215
Thanks: 35
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 6
oceangirl is on a distinguished road
Re: Docking for Dummies

Bannister line is the term for a dockside line, running along finger pier, correct?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

~~Ocean Girl~~
~~Mrs. Rain Dog~~
1989 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34 Hull# 142

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #44  
Old 07-20-2013
Jiminri's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 197
Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Jiminri is on a distinguished road
Re: Docking for Dummies

Quote:
Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post

Overview:


The boat in my slip is highlighted in yellow.

You can see that I have to negotiate a long fairway, and then execute a sharp 90º turn to port to enter the slip when I come in. Exiting, I have to back while executing another 90º turn to port so that I can head up the fairway. The problems are that my vessel's propwash causes her to swing clockwise (aft to port, bow to stbd.), and that she is 35' long, and I believe that the fairway is about 45' wide.

That looks tight! What about backing into your slip? That way prop walk would be working in your favor, both entering and leaving the slip.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Nonsuch 30 Ultra #343 1986
West River, MD
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #45  
Old 07-20-2013
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 3,438
Thanks: 105
Thanked 54 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
Re: Docking for Dummies

Yeah, it is tight...

I prefer the privacy of bow in, and I'll be damned if I can't put my boat where I want it.

Also, it's even more exciting when my neighbor's 34' Sea Ray is in the slip next to me...

Here it is close up;
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Getting back onto the water after undergoing knee surgery.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by eherlihy; 07-20-2013 at 04:05 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #46  
Old 07-22-2013
MedSailor's Avatar
Closet Powerboater
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 2,457
Thanks: 70
Thanked 51 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 7
MedSailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Docking for Dummies

Quote:
Originally Posted by oceangirl View Post
Bannister line is the term for a dockside line, running along finger pier, correct?
Yes, and I saw that issue. Genius I thought. Since my slip has finger piers on both sides, is narrow, and my prop walk is strong and my bowsprit windage great, I often end up sideways trying to snap my bowsprit off like a great chopstick on the pilings at the end of my slip as I exit.

I keep meaning to rig up such a line. Seems like it would work a treat for my situation...

MedSailor
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marine Electronics For Dummies Bluesmoods herSailNet 13 01-13-2014 08:39 AM
SSB for dummies killarney_sailor Gear & Maintenance 13 07-09-2012 05:46 PM
Fuel Filters for Dummies Classic30 Diesel 4 07-20-2010 07:25 PM
Inverters for Dummies rikhall Electrical Systems 22 06-26-2009 08:32 PM
Marine Electronics For Dummies Bluesmoods General Discussion (sailing related) 4 04-09-2003 03:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.