We spent 4 seasons in the NE Medd(Turley-Greece-Adriatic_Italy), have a monohull
that backs like a drunken sailor, and had never med-moored before we got there from Asia
....and we survived! There were a few times when we just could not counter the crosswind, so after 3-4 attempts we just went out into the bay and dropped the anchor--someone has to be the entertainment for the day! With just the 2 of us on board we found: (1)loose the anchor about 4-5 boatlengths out, and just let the chain run. Tighten it up once you're on the dock
. (2) turn around and face aft at the helm
....makes backing much easier (which way to turn). (3) It's amazing how many (more) boats will fit along the seawall....if there is ANY opening, go for it...there is room! (4) Store/remove any BBQ, or solar panels
, or anything else that MAY protrude even a little before you start. (5) Don't be shy about aborting the run, going out and getting re-set-up, and trying it again. (6) No matter how smartly you drop your anchor, someone will cross it and distrurb your setup.....it just happens! (7) Like I said, someone has to be the entertainment for the day....sometimes it's just your turn; it happens to everyone! (8) Enjoy it...it's really fun!