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Old 10-05-2015, 05:44   #46
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Re: Leaving a slip in tight conditions with unfavorable wind

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All that said, have you tried to dock stern-to? Depending on the direction of your prop walk, might not be all that difficult. Also, the wind may be helping you, in that direction. And then you'd be able to motor straight out.

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One other thing, the marina manager shared a tip with me that worked like a charm as well. I tied a long line to the stern cleat of my boat and one evening when there was no wind I shoved the boat into the fairway pulled on the line and the boat spun right around and came right back into the slip stern first. I was so nervous about it cause I was on my own and didn't want it to get away from me but I couldn't believe how easy it was.

Yep.

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Old 10-05-2015, 09:32   #47
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Re: Leaving a slip in tight conditions with unfavorable wind

make sure ye dont run over the long line.
a friend did that and it was a true bitch..... in current waiting for a diver as he couldnt do it himself...
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