Casting Off With Wind or Current Toward the Dock
- Cast off the stern line. Move and secure the bow line to a mid-boat position on the dock. Make sure fenders are in place on the bow.
- Put the boat into forward gear briefly, and turn the steering wheel hard toward the dock. Increase speed slowly until the stern is well clear of the dock.
- Cast off the bow line. Back out slowly until you have room to shift into forward and turn away from the dock.