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Docking with wind away from the dock
  1. Approach the dock slowly at a sharp angle (about 40 degrees).
  2. Use reverse to stop when close to the dock. Secure the bow line.
  3. Put the boat in forward gear briefly, and slowly turn the steering wheel hard away from the dock—this will swing in the stern. Secure the stern line.
Animation: Docking if the Wind or Current Direction is Away from the Dock