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Old 04-16-2020, 07:14 PM
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Default How would you come into this slip ?

With a single I/O ?
not my boat - but a good friend of mine
we’ve been going back and forth on the best way to get in.
the river is to the right going up/down

he has a single I/O
The slip directly in front of him has a twin outboard that sticks out 5’ past the last piling

its quasi wide enough in the “lagoon” to come in forward and then pull a 180 and back in.

I said to come into the marina, stop and back in-to the left all the way in.

we tried it today and that seems the easiest for him but he’s not thrilled with being up on the bulkhead

Wind usually either to or from the bulkhead (west-east or e-w)

thoughts ?


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Picture? Drawing?
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Originally Posted by BigRockCabo View Post
Picture? Drawing?
no picture on first post?
Old 04-16-2020, 07:18 PM
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Play the wind and tide. Back in because it’s a sea side slip. Start up wind
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Does his boat have good control toward starboard in reverse making the final turn into the slip if he backs all the way in?

yellow box is his slip? Assuming you can utilize the bulkhead for loading/unloading I would be likely to go nose in personally. That way you can back out, reverse to port (more control typically to port) and back out the aisle of slips.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Does his boat have good control toward starboard in reverse making the final turn into the slip if he backs all the way in?
I didn’t jump on the wheel at all today for him but when I was on the swim platform it was ok. Was drifting towards starboard and he had to counter it (but I am not 10000% sure as I didn’t try )
it was blowing 15-20 all day from the west (bottom of pic up)
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Stella said it, I have been in that situation before...strong cross body winds ...too much throttle....too less throttle.. ass end swings now were covering two ramps/slips and eyes are on you. ..... the reality... if anyone is reasonable and experienced they have been there. **theres a reason why commercial boats arent pretty but run like a dream.
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I’ve had slips in the Merrimack River. Sometimes moving 10 knots. Screaming.
Look at flag/ wind, connect that to tide, then set up above the slip lined up. When the wind/tide gets you close to lined up, go.
Don’t hesitate.
Ive always been over power than under cause if you’re under, Mother Nature takes control.
I drove launches at yacht clubs and made thousands of dock snd boat to boat landings.
more throttle is better in seas/wind/tide
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
With a single I/O ?
not my boat - but a good friend of mine
we’ve been going back and forth on the best way to get in.
the river is to the right going up/down

he has a single I/O
The slip directly in front of him has a twin outboard that sticks out 5’ past the last piling

its quasi wide enough in the “lagoon” to come in forward and then pull a 180 and back in.

I said to come into the marina, stop and back in-to the left all the way in.

we tried it today and that seems the easiest for him but he’s not thrilled with being up on the bulkhead

Wind usually either to or from the bulkhead (west-east or e-w)

thoughts ?

I don't see anything wrong with pulling up the dock port side to, get off the boat and pull it back into the slip using the dock lines.
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Drive straight in to bulkhead turn to starboard and back it in .
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Originally Posted by Pro69SS View Post
Drive straight in to bulkhead turn to starboard and back it in .
Yup, like a boss... just head up wind and pay attention to the current and you should be fine.
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Could even drop a line off the bow to a piling and back around on it to port. With the bulkhead I might just drive right in tho.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I don't see anything wrong with pulling up the dock port side to, get off the boat and pull it back into the slip using the dock lines.
With any kind of wind that's what I'd do. Why not? Probably safest and quickest in the end anyway.
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Like a boss!

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With help; Pull straight to bulkhead, single wrap tie off on port, reverse “spring” to parallel with slip, slack the tie and back in.

Alone; Jus Teasin nailed it.
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There is a new dude here spouting about how and why you should hire a real captain....maybe he'll chine in....

otherwise what STEELA said and Pro69ss
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Agree with the latest post above. Bow in, turn to starboard, port line to bulkhead if needed, back in.




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As slow as possible.Pop it into N before the slip and see what the wind and current are doing.Not rocket surgery.

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