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Before Casting Off
  • Keep your boat tied to the dock while you warm up the engine.
  • Make sure everyone on board is seated and wearing a life jacket.
  • Check that the engine is running properly and the departure area is clear of traffic. Then begin to cast off.
Casting off if there is no wind or current
If There is No Wind or Current
  1. Cast off the bow and stern lines.
  2. Shift to forward and slowly move forward, gradually turning your boat away from the dock.