35 Evans (deadrise/workboat/picnic style) with single
sterndrive, stern in slip with two posts, dock
and finger dock
on the port.
Slip is about 35' and I have a 35' single
sterndrive powerboat (a little longer with the pulpit and sterndrive). My beam is 11' and the slip is about 14'.
and never much wind
to speak of.
Here it is on google
maps - out the main dock, first left, second slip on the right (between two sailboats).
Mears Yacht Haven, The E Strand Road, Oxford, MD - Google Maps
As you can see, the width of the alley is about equal the length of my boat - this has been my biggest source of concern.
I am new to a boat this size (1 week), it has an aft steering
station which has helped. I make it work, but it always involves jumping around and pushing off posts when needed.
Any suggestions on exiting and leaving the slip singlehanded? My biggest issue is exiting - I worry that forward thrust with wheel
all the way to starboard will push my bow out to far. Do I run a spring line from bow to finger dock cleat to my hands at the aft station (starboard side)?
I am going to spend about 4 hours each of the next two days practicing and am looking for tips.