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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

It might help to better understand the slip arrangement. Are you on a finger and need to turn 90 degs back into a fairway? Are you on a long pier and need to clear the boat behind you?

It can also help to get the stern facing a bit more in the direction you need. Obviously a good shove is an age old technique. If the last line you release is a midship spring line tied aft on the dock, a little idle thrust in forward is going to kick the stern away from the dock, as that spring line won't actually let you move forward. Have a fender near your bow and don't be afraid to use it. Now put her in reverse and have someone toss that line on the dock when it releases.
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Really? That's all you've got....after what I said?

I should be out there tonight to reinstall this week's batch of teak and get my radio...I'm building a box for it. I don't know what time you and Eddy are heading out.
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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

svHyLyte suggests using a "snubbing line." This is called "warping" and it is how I get into and out of my tight slip. Here is an article on the subject:

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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

Went out last evening and used the line to the starboard finger post and it worked well. And I did not hit anything on the way out.(Joe, no entertainment) Wind was 24 had a great sail-beautiful sunset.
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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

Saw Eddy's picture....another gorgeous Eagle Mountain sunset! I was in the garage finishing up this weekend's stuff for the boat. I'll go out this morning to get my radio, but I have a party to go to today.

Tomorrow is my lake day...and looks like it's gonna be wonderful. We're gonna have unusual winds out of the northeast, sunny and 78, so will make sailing up to the north end of the lake possible without a tiresome beat back to the marina.
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svHyLyte suggests using a "snubbing line." This is called "warping" and it is how I get into and out of my tight slip. Here is an article on the subject:

Seamanship: Warped Idea | Boating Magazine
This is also described as a spring line in the US Sailing Basic Cruising book.
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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

Spring lines are the lines used to hold your boat in the slip against fore and aft movement. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooring_(watercraft). Warping refers to using a line on a pile to rotate boat (in or out of a slip, usually). Believe "springing" refers to using a spring line to pull the bow out of a pier (or pull the bow into the pier) as shown in this article: Boat US - Online Boating Safety Study Guide, but I have seen "springing" used to refer to what I call "warping."

I'm no expert on the terminology. Whatever you call either technique, being able to squeze into and out of a tight space on a long dock and being able to rotate one's stern into and out of a slip are good skills to have.
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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

My first day on a single engine craft, my instructor made all of us take the boat to the middle of the channel and do donuts until we got it. After I got the hang of it, parking it was no harder than a twin engine.
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Spring lines are the lines used to hold your boat in the slip against fore and aft movement. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooring_(watercraft). Warping refers to using a line on a pile to rotate boat (in or out of a slip, usually). Believe "springing" refers to using a spring line to pull the bow out of a pier (or pull the bow into the pier) as shown in this article: Boat US - Online Boating Safety Study Guide, but I have seen "springing" used to refer to what I call "warping."

I'm no expert on the terminology. Whatever you call either technique, being able to squeze into and out of a tight space on a long dock and being able to rotate one's stern into and out of a slip are good skills to have.
Sorry, you're absolutely right. I was thinking of the action "springing" in place of the noun "spring". So spring lines can be used to "spring", or warp off a dock. Or another way to say it: you can use your spring lines as warping lines...
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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

Used to deal with that on my cat 30.... Just got used to it and didn't think much about it until I installed a 3 blade prop not long ago.... I can now back straight out of my slip and turn whichever way I want with ease.... I can't Beleive the difference...
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