Originally Posted by JRM
Our solution to the reverse walk is to "walk" (as in using two feet) the boat out and keep the bow line in hand. Hop on when the shrouds reach the end of the finger... Give the bow a little tweak in just before you jump on.
OK, I'm trying to think this through. So, I'm "walking" my Catalina 36
out of the slip with the bow line in my hand. At the last possible moment (at the end of the finger), I JUMP on the boat. And if I miss the jump from the dock
because the boat has drifted away a foot or two, I'm supposed to, what, pull a 10,000 lb boat back into the slip with the bow line?
I personally think that it is better in the long run for one to learn how to control one's boat.