Short handed boat handling in a tight space.

If you have to take a boat off a berth when you are alone, it can be very difficult to move about the boat to stow the ropes and fenders when you are in a confined space.

This is particularly a problem if you are moving from one berth to another and need to swap the ropes and fenders to the other side.

One approach is to turn the boat stern to the wind, then put the engine gently in reverse. Many boats will sit fairly steady and give you the time to wander about the boat setting it up.

Obviously, you need to keep a good lookout!

Finding the exact angle to the wind and the correct amount of engine power to apply will require a little experimentation.


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