Originally Posted by Snowpetrel
You are right, the line gets shifted to help turn the boat. hopefully by a keen and enthusastic crew.
I would lead it outside everything down the portside. But make it fast to the bow initally.
This works. I've used it to force the snout of a high windage Morgan
into the 25 knot
breeze. Put your most experienced crew member
on the line.
Be prepared: If it fouls on the dock
end there's no time for hesitation. Abandon it to a dockhand for later & continue your maneuver.