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Re: Tips and tricks for docking with arthritis
In your home slip, You could splice an eye in the ends of your dock lines and just drop them over the cleats on the boat and/or dock.
Handling the wheel, the throttle and gear shift would probably be just as painful, if not more so, than tying up the dock lines, so I don't see that as a good solution.
Aren't there medications to control the pain of arthritis? If you are not sailing every day and docking several times every day, I should think that with medication you should be OK.
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