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Old 03-07-2008, 04:07 AM
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How do you manage docking when boating alone for example in 35-42" boat?Do you boat alone often?
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:12 AM
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I get the lines on the cleats and fenders out before I come into the Marina.
Taking it slower than normal approaching the dock.
Using gear shifters to steer boat
Also using any wind to my advantage.
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:54 AM
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u mean people boat without a boatload of bikini clad dock helpers?
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Practice... Planning & Patience....
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Even when I have people on board I prefer they just sit there and stay out of my way. I would rather do it all myself then to explain to some how to do it my way.
Same with launching, I won't let anyone help me.
I find that I have to throw less people overboard this way
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alone?



u mean people boat without a boatload of bikini clad dock helpers?
That was Clays statement not yours to make!!!!
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I stop off the dock and get all my fenders attached, lines set up and then just drive in and jump out. Not hard unless there is windage or current that you are dealing with.
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Quality is better then quantity
is thats why your right arm / hand is so much bigger than your left?
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Carefully, slowly and with patience. Even with people with me, I do all the docking chit myself. Like JB4 Most helpers are just in the way. I tell some one to hold the boat, watch the bumpers, make sure the boat do not bump the dock... etc. I rely on some one,, I turn,, next thing I see the dudete is on the cellphone and the boat is hitting the dock. GGRRRRr
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