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How do you get off the boat

On my recent trip to Orient Point NY I stayed at a marina that was obviously setup for power boaters.

We got lucky because as we were coming in he took one look at my bow pulpit and stern rail and wife and dog and give me his only floating dock.

If however he wasn't so nice I'm not sure what I would have done.
Probably pull the boat in so the bow pretty much touched the dock. Taken off the anchor and tried to get on and off the boat from the bow.

Have you ever had a slip where it was very hard to get on and off the boat?
Any creative ideas.
I did have a 6' 2x6 I carry for a a fender board I might have been able to use for something.
Kind of narrow for a gangway.
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Re: How do you get off the boat

If it were not for steps on the sugar scoops neither my wife (knee replacement) nor parents would be able to board at many marinas. With them, one of the steps is always at the correct height.

Generally backing into slips helps too.
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Re: How do you get off the boat

David, that's why the more modern or "European" bow pulpits are open in the middle, so you can walk off the bow.

But if someone weighs less than 120 pounds, you can call FedEx or UPS and they'll pick you up from the boat and deliver you ashore. :-)
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Re: How do you get off the boat

Med mooring has always been a problem with a double ender and the monitor windvane. In those cases the dinghy is in the water and we step in one foot at a time...and pull the dinghy to the dock/rock wall/quay/ from the mooring lines.
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Re: How do you get off the boat

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Med mooring has always been a problem with a double ender and the monitor windvane. In those cases the dinghy is in the water and we step in one foot at a time...and pull the dinghy to the dock/rock wall/quay/ from the mooring lines.
Whenever I had a boat with a vane on the stern and had to Medmoor, I'd go in bow first, ALWAYS. It was a little hard on the ego because I'm sure most people thought I couldn't back in, but no way I'd risk "our father who art on the stern and steerith night and day".
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Re: How do you get off the boat

That's a long 1st step, it looked about 3 ft..??
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