Might have a plan that will help you out and keep things smooth and easy.
into any dead end slip that is shorter than your length, you might rig a breast dock line amidships.
That will be the first line that you will put to an aft section dock cleat.
Also have a stern line run forward draped forward over the life line that will be easy to reach from amidships and that will run out easily and not foul.
And have your bow line ready as well. That will be last.
Pull up to your dock, and step off with your breast line stepping off from your shrouds, and get it to a cleat. The breast line lead to a cleat that is aft of your amidships location on the dock will stop the boat. Now bow smashing into the dock. No man handling the vessel with bare hands and muscle.
The boat is now stopped, and holding to the dock. Quickly walk back a couple of feet , grab the stern dock line, and cleat the stern line to the far aft dock cleat. Then walk up forward to cleat down the bow line to the dock.
The boat is stopped and secure. Everything is peaceful and easy.
the situation, and make minor adjustments re'cleating, and rigging
spring lines. Flemish out your dock lines on the dock, no tangling up feet.
Main thing is to get that breast line on to hold the vessel to the dock, and
then move quickly to the stern line and hual the stern to the dock. Then the bow line.
The boat is stationary, and now calmly make any minor changes. We Also
would use spring lines.
The other solution, is to get a single
slip, with fingers on each side, and no other vessels next your boat. especially with the wind blowing off the dock.
Also, for your current
situation, lay out extra fenders where the point of impact will be if your boat blows down on that vessel that is on your port quarter. Should your stern drift over, both vessels are protected, and simply hual the stern line in to bring your vessel gently back.
Just reducing the stress factor will help out, and no over judicious
application of power combined and rapidly changing gears. Usually that results in hull
or pulpit damage.
Used to tell my sailing and motor vessel students....when docking
, or moving vessels in our lagoon
where other boats were tied up. " When you're going slow, the cost is low, when you are going fast, you will loose your ... ( transome ).
Personally, you have a very difficult docking situation with the wind blowing off your dock. If possible, you might really consider a different slip, or even changing marinas
Keep life simple and as easy and safe as possible.
Our sailing Vessel Valhalla, Ericson
34 shared the same two vessel slip, with a large power boat
, and we had a prevailing wind off the ocean that was a quartering wind to my starboard side, Our dock finger slip was to
starboard. Three feet separation from the motor vessel to our immediate port side.
I had lots of port side fenders, and used a breast line, and followed the same procedure outlined above. It was also a dead in slip, shorter than our length.
After the first securing of the boat we also re set the lines after the initial
tie up. Added on spring lines, and flemished out the tails of the dock lines.
Hope this will work out for you. You might also practice setting up your docklines while at the dock, and practice getting off the boat, securing them to dock cleats
, and just get familiar with the body movements before you try and use them in an actual docking.