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Casting off when the wind or current is away from the dock
  1. Cast off the bow and stern lines.
  2. Use an oar or boat hook to keep the boat clear of the dock. Let the wind or current carry the boat away from the dock.
  3. Once there is sufficient clearance, shift into forward gear and slowly leave the area.