Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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I have other people dock my boat (or approach my mooring) all the time. Here's the way it typically goes:
me: "why don't you dock the boat" (this means just pulling up to the floating dock, no slips or anything)
them: "OK. What do I do?"
me: "Don't worry, I'll tell you"
then it's basically they hold the wheel, but I give them instructions. Like, aim at the corner of the dock. Throttle to idle, transmission to neutal, aim more to the right, transmission to forward, transmission to neutral, aim a little more right. transmission to reverse, trans to neutral. Nice job and well done.
I only do this if the weather is favorable.
It's usually a piece a cake and makes the person feel like they helped (which they did).
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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