10 Ways to Make Your Boat Easier to Bring Alongside a Dock

So far in this Online Book we have covered some theory and then the practical steps to get alongside easily, together with how to rig an aft-running spring really-right. Now let's go back a bit and look at how we need to prepare our boats in other ways to make coming alongside easy.

One again, I'm going to do this as a series of tips.

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for 25 years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 20 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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