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post #11 of 18 Old 08-09-2011
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Any reason you don't nose in, like the boat next to you?
with the uber short finger pier, it is much easier to have the boat stern-to.
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I have a boat with starboard prop walk, we can turn it more or less in place, counter clockwise. The new slip I have recently taken is the first I have had where I have current (small) and wind to contend with. A pilothouse ketch, windage is an issue. While this is the widest slip I have ever had, it is the most difficult to enter because it is starboard, and winds this year have tended to push the bow further than... enough excuses.

We are working with spring lines. The exit plan is great, 100' line from the stern cleat to a dock cleat and back aboard, back out, letting out the line until the bow is clear, snub the line using the winch and the bow dutifully, and quickly, points in the desired direction of travel, against the prevailing wind.

Coming in, the theory is to all but stop at an angle to the slip, spring line attached near the stays, or on the stays, is quickly tossed over either the piling if we can reach it, or a dock cleat, slack is taken and a quick but gentle nudge with the prop and we are drama free into the slip. It mostly works, we haven't come up with the exact combination for the 13 ton, high windage, 37' long boat. I think we are a bit too far forward with the line.

Based upon my complete inexperience, but I have watched the video and read a book, it seems to me that coming in, taking the available line from the piling and using the motor power to get the boat lined up would be a good place to start. I can't imagine being able to back that far in my boat.

the video I refer to is Captain Jack Klang Single Handed Docking.
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Your plan should work. My boat walks to Starboard. So I go past the slip (like yours) in forward, then backup to let the prop walk and prevailing wind (from Starboard) steer her into the slip. More wind - less throttle. Less wind - more throttle. In your case, with little wind (I'm jealous!), it should be a piece of cake. It may take a couple of stabs to see how far she wants to be from the end pilings to make the turn, but no shame in that. Put her in forward, motor out, and try again. Let us know what you discover.
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Re: How would you dock her?

Every time you bring your boat to the slip it will be differant. So try a couple of ways to have them ready. The most important thing in any docking is to know the wind and current effects @ the time of arrival. So the first thing I do is come to a complete stop and take stock of the situation. I do agree that starting a reverse maneuver give your self a good enough start in open area to get moving and gain steering control. Biggest mistake helmsmen make is stopping just before getting into a slip. This makes it like starting from scratch.or just a back and fill. So keep the boat moving and steer her in. Remember you have very good stopping power going back into forward. 2 hints keep the boat moving & more power Scotty.


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Re: How would you dock her?

Hmmm???
Seems ta me a straight in the cove, bow to port as you come up on the slip (at #3 pic) and back 'er in with the prop walk..but that's all just an uninformed opinion from looking at the pix.

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Re: How would you dock her?

OP has had lots of time to practice... Last Activity: 12-11-2011 It's an Old thread people! well not that old.. as far as some are...
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