Practice, practice, practice.
Spring lines and prop walk are your friends.
Only go as fast as you are prepared to hit something.
Spend some time manoeuvering in open water
then docking will be a breeze. Practice crash stop and backing up, back and fill and pulling up to a mooring
ball or race
marker and holding station.
our 46' Liberty 458 with a single midships aft running springline. We then hold position with a little forward (high idle) and balance her against any cross wind with the helm
If you can dock
with a single line life will be sweet. This configuration is easy to single hand.
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