I suspect Boatman's got the best plan. Your slip is well sheltered from the bottom and right sides of the picture. If you're going to get shoved by wind
, it's probably going to come from the top or the left. That will help you get into the slip, but work against you getting out. Backing out against wind/current is a bear. Driving forward is much easier. Set up on the right side of the channel coming in. Aim right for the walkway at the head
of the fairway. Cut a hard left turn just as you approach the walkway and back down. Captain
Ron would be proud. If you bounce off the walkway at the head
of the fairway, no big deal. Your fenders were rigged to starboard anyway.
So the short answer is that by having a walkway on two sides of your slip, you're getting one of the easiest places to dock
in the marina.