Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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With a boat that size, it might be really easy to go in bow first, tie up briefly while you neaten up the boat, and then when you''re ready just push the boat back out and spin it around using bow & stern lines. You have to take wind & current into effect when you do this, of course, or you become the afternoon''s entertainment. If you''ve got an engine, (probably an outbboard?) backing in depends upon how maneuverable you are in that mode, what side of the rudder the engine is, the "prop-walk" factor, and a bunch of other stuff. You might want to practice out in the open -slowly- to get a feel for how your boat behaves before the "real thing". Ours goes backwards really nicely, but we have a keel to keep us going straight and a spade rudder attached to a BIG wheel so we don''t worry about the tiller getting pinned to the side in reverse. Have fun!