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If you want, you can come out with me on my cs27. It's Ravat, so you may have seen it online. I'm at ohm. We can practice pulling into vacant slips if you want.

The biggest "uh oh" stuff around here is the traffic. There are A LOT of boats around the harbour on weekends. The inner harbour can be daunting at first, but like anything, it will become familiar.
Ravat....I knew that sounded familiar but at first I thought it was just a boat I'd seen for sale when I was looking for mine...but then I realized you did the blog fixing up your CS! Really enjoyed what I read of it, man.
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You don't dash off the boat. You use your boat hook to reach from the bow and grab the lines where you hang them neatly on hooks screwed to the pilings when you depart. ;-)
True. And if the wind does set your bow the "wrong" way 'cause you weren't able to grab the "right" bow line in time, use the boathook to push off from piling or dock, back to where you want to be.

Singlehanding is a track meet of sorts while docking and undocking. But you'll get the hang of it with practice, and will have a docking plan in mind beyond, "oh hell, what now??" And with fendered "hot spots" as others have mentioned, it's no harm no foul if you do get set against them. Even if you do a C-minus job at first, no one flunks you out. And be proud--ships hire crews of dockside linehandlers, you're doing it all yourself.
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Re: Fear and boating in my cs

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Ravat....I knew that sounded familiar but at first I thought it was just a boat I'd seen for sale when I was looking for mine...but then I realized you did the blog fixing up your CS! Really enjoyed what I read of it, man.
Not me with the blog, that was the previous owner, Chris Hubbel, I am just lucky enough to own her now.
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