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#573171 - 01/28/20 04:54 PM Ship Docking in High Winds  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfnui-Uh8MQ&feature=emb_logo

Never seen an anchor used this way, but it appears they have to use this technique at times in this port.


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#573172 - 01/28/20 08:13 PM Re: Ship Docking in High Winds [Re: WayWeGo]  
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That was very cool. I got stuck in Port Aux Basques Newfoundland for 24 hours once because the 518 foot ferry I was scheduled to leave on could not get off the dock due to high wind that was pushing it against the dock. Was a rough ride to Nova Scotia when we finally departed.


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#573173 - 01/28/20 08:30 PM Re: Ship Docking in High Winds [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Pretty amazing. Gives you whole new respect for docking in the wind


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#573175 - 01/28/20 09:10 PM Re: Ship Docking in High Winds [Re: WayWeGo]  
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Cool video of a cool headed skipper.

BTW, speaking of getting off the dock when you have to move against the wind, are you all aware of an easy way to do it using a spring line?


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#573176 - 01/29/20 08:48 AM Re: Ship Docking in High Winds [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
Cool video of a cool headed skipper.

BTW, speaking of getting off the dock when you have to move against the wind, are you all aware of an easy way to do it using a spring line?


I have done that often, not just for wind, also for current. We typically have a stiff cross-current in our slip and I often use a spring line to get away from the pier if the tide is flowing, and I use a spring to get against the pier if the tide is ebbing.


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#573179 - 01/30/20 07:06 PM Re: Ship Docking in High Winds [Re: WayWeGo]  
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While I know how to use a spring line, I have not often had to. With twin engines and plenty of power, I can almost always put the boat against the dock where I want to. Only if I need an extra hand or if I have to put the boat in a spot not much longer than the boat have I needed the spring line.


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