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The single line method described by me in an earlier posting permits the rudder to be centered. Turning the rudder will permit fine tuning of the boats position.
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The single line method described by me in an earlier posting permits the rudder to be centered. Turning the rudder will permit fine tuning of the boats position.
Does this hold the boat snug against the dock?
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Does this hold the boat snug against the dock?
I am not sure how "snug" you want it. But in my experience it does hold it to the dock well. In a big blow, I would use a centre line tie.

BTW - this is a great method for two people. For too frequently I see some one step off (or worse jump off) with the breast lines. One line is all you need. If you are going into a marina other than own this also works very nicely.

One other thing for the OP, are you attaching to fender or two to the port side? That would help provide a cushion against the boat house.

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The single line method you described does sound nice.

I've always used a single line midship, but you have to steer away from the dock to keep the boat snug.

When turning the wheel away (for bow out) and towards (for stern out) the dock as you described, do you also have to adjust the length of the line in order to fine tune?
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Once the point on the boat is set, there should be not need to fine tune. The key is to off to the dock at a point abeam of the the transom.
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