I have a Tashiba-31, which is a full keel boat
that I'm learning
to sail. I've practiced using prop walk to spin the boat
and can pretty much spin her in almost her own length - as long as it's calm.
I'm wondering what affect wind
speed is going to have on being able to turn the boat around in a fairway and at what wind
speed should I not even attempt it.
I know that only experience will give me the full answer, but until I'm able to develop that experience I would rather not put myself and the boat into a position best reserved for experts.
For example. I'm currently in my slip bow first. To leave I need to backout and proceed down the fairway to starboard. Prop walk is going to push my stern to starboard. The space between docks is narrow, so instead of trying fight the prop walk and turn out of the dock
I generally will backup to the intersection, then spin the boat in order to proceed forward down the fairway.
Yes, I could use a springline to help with making the turn as I back out of the slip and I'm working on that.
What I'm asking is - in generally - what amount of wind and from what direction would be enough to make using a springline the only option as I would not be able to spin the boat otherwise.