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Re: Slip from Hell...

In S FLorida, where dockage really is at a minimum, those will be boats all around you and you might not even have a full boat length behind you to get out!!

Just hang a sign that says, "No Insurance, No Money, No Outboard" and your neighbors will get to know you and be very friendly and helpful when you want to leave...

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Re: Slip from Hell...

Squid,

In the beginning everyone ends up bouncing off of stuff like a pinball machine.
Anyone says they haven't is lying...
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Re: Slip from Hell...

Really doesn't seem that bad to me. Having to walk it out of the slip isn't always a bad thing, and it seems perfectly set up to do so. Plus it is easy to find your boat in a less than sober state
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Re: Slip from Hell...

I actually like that slip... No one else to bang into me, and it looks a little wider than most.

I would probably back in, but try running a line from the end of the finger pier to your stern, as you back out it will load up, and turn you away from the pier. Just get the leingth right, So the bow squeezes by just out of the slip, and you should be able to get out pretty easily, and not need much help from the dock.
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Re: Slip from Hell...

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Really doesn't seem that bad to me. Having to walk it out of the slip isn't always a bad thing, and it seems perfectly set up to do so. Plus it is easy to find your boat in a less than sober state
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Re: Slip from Hell...

Why do people insist on parking a boat when you actually dock it. you park a car not a boat. Do you drive your boat or steer it??? Do you have fenders or bumpers??? just a brain fart
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Nay...I think I got you beat

My old slip was 36 feet from piling to opposing pier, with a LOA of 44' (boat plus dingy on davit) in which I had to do a 360 degree turn in the basin plus another 90 degrees to get in the slip. Not fun on a windy day, however I got pretty good at learning to maneuver my boat in tight spaces.

The slip is highlighted in red below. I would enter the basin forward; poke the bow close to the pit, then reverse to port with a strong burst, then hard to starboard with a few strong burst to swing the bow around, (sometimes another hard to port in reverse if the wind was not favorable), then forward and hard to port again to point to bow into the slip.

Backing into the basin then a simple turn to port did not work well. Coming in forward and back to starboard was not going to work either, especially with a right turning screw. It was even more fun, or crazy, in the Fall when boats decided they would tie up to be pulled for winter, at the opposing pier/bulkhead or the pump out which was located on the outside pier. It was still doable, but very tight and required someone to jump off and walk the bow in and some creative use of spring lines.



and the full view, see the catamaran!

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Re: Slip from Hell...

There is nothing so simple as messing around with boats! You could walk (as by hand) around such a special place - admit it - what are you paying for a powerboat slip?
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Re: Slip from Hell...

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Why do people insist on parking a boat when you actually dock it. you park a car not a boat. Do you drive your boat or steer it??? Do you have fenders or bumpers??? just a brain fart
Oh, I i'll bet you even have some fancy special name for the pointy end .
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Re: Slip from Hell 2

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Nay...I think I got you beat

My old slip was 36 feet from piling to opposing pier, with a LOA of 44' (boat plus dingy on davit) in which I had to do a 360 degree turn in the basin plus another 90 degrees to get in the slip. Not fun on a windy day, however I got pretty good at learning to maneuver my boat in tight spaces.

The slip is highlighted in red below. I would enter the basin forward; poke the bow close to the pit, then reverse to port with a strong burst, then hard to starboard with a few strong burst to swing the bow around, (sometimes another hard to port in reverse if the wind was not favorable), then forward and hard to port again to point to bow into the slip.

Backing into the basin then a simple turn to port did not work well. Coming in forward and back to starboard was not going to work either, especially with a right turning screw. It was even more fun, or crazy, in the Fall when boats decided they would tie up to be pulled for winter, at the opposing pier/bulkhead or the pump out which was located on the outside pier. It was still doable, but very tight and required someone to jump off and walk the bow in and some creative use of spring lines.



and the full view, see the catamaran!

T37Chef...That's the slip I have now! My boat is only 31 ft, but with a modified full keel, control in reverse sucks. Sunday was pretty breezy and it was interesting getting into the slip. Being new to the marina, it was great that there always seems to be somebody there to assist when needed.
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