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Ooop, typo I meant "docking"

Just wondering how other skippers do their docking.

I am from the old school. I never permit my crews to jump off the boat to secure the line to the dock. There are so many ways to dock without risking the safety of the crew. If the dock is unsuccessful for the first approach, go around for the second time. The boat can be replaced or repaired, the life of the crew is not. The safety of my crews comes first, my boat comes next.

From the last trip, the captain was yelling at me because I failed to jump off the boat.

What is your take?
My take is that there is nothing "old school" about your approach. Yours is the standard and proper approach: NEVER jump from the boat to the dock while docking.

If a skipper yelled at me to jump, I'd walk back and ask if he'd like me to bring his boat in for him.

We had a long thread about this a couple years back.. okay, here it is:

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I've learned to warn the crew, at times when I may yell due to wind or engine noise, to understand that it's simply my primitive loudspeaker system. I learned this after my wife advised me TOO YELL MORE LOUDLY, when I'm up front and she's in the back and can't hear.

I'm also permitted to swear freely at myself and the engine. Quiet muttering is preferred, but not always as effective.

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I think most skippers have learned that unless you are docking alone, a brief pre-arrival discussion of the plan is the best medicine. There should be a plan for a failed approach, where the wind or tide surprises you.

Eventually a line has to get ashore, and with some docks that means someone's getting off... but not jumping. We have gates fore and aft on both sides to facilitate stepping off.

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Step off - when ready.

I also teach / use the single line docking with a spring line.
Yup. If jumping looks necessary, I'll back out and 'do over'. Rock dawg, send a link to this thread to your 'jumping' skipper.

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Since I had to perform a MOB rescue IN MY SLIP last winter after my buddy missed the finger when stepping off, I've decided to just get better at speed and direction control.

Poor schmuck.


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You have to "hit" the dock WITH THE FENDERS.

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You have to "hit" the dock WITH THE FENDERS.
You mean those "bumper" thingies?

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My wife is generally my first mate and she always does what she's told and nothing else. I have a few buddies that I take out time to time and I have to actively and repeatedly tell them not to do things like jump off the boat or attempt to fend off docks and objects with their hands or feet. They are both stinkpotters with only small boat experience and little patience. They won't listen to me much on the small boats (until something goes wrong) but luckily the size of our sailboat intimidates them into listening.

As others have said the only time anyone jumps off our boat is when she's at anchor in a good swimming spot.
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No jumping onto the dock from my boat. Except my brother-in-law...he can jump. Dock not required.
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My wife is generally my first mate and she always does what she's told and nothing else.
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Nah. Sometimes it's just too easy.
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