Originally Posted by ranger42c
Yep, that's sometimes more difficult. Assuming conditions permit
, crew can usually get lines on cleats from the cockpit
, though, and then carry those to the bow as I move the boat further back into the slip or along the dock
My crew is my wife and she hasn't been able to master that technique. In all fairness, even though our boat is relatively small, the deck
is too high above the dock cleats.
Assuming a face dock or slip with finger piers, I have to get the stern up against the dock so she can step off with a stern line and cleat it. Then I toss her a bow line from the flybridge and she cleats that. Then I get off and tie it how I want it.
In my experience, the majority of transient marinas
will send one or more dockhands to catch the lines without me having to request it.