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.
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.
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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