by Ian from www.all-about-houseboats.com
(Dock Houseboats - easy lessons to learn how)
Houseboat Docking Lessons - learn to dock any boat
Docking a houseboat can be a very daunting thought and can be a very difficult procedure if you're not experienced. Learn how to use the tips, tools, techniques, and methods to park or dock it like a Pro!
When you consider the size, weight, and amount of windage that a houseboat offers, docking it can make many captains cringe at the idea of bringing it home to the dock.
Often, the leaving and coming back to the dock can make many houseboat owners dread to take her out on anything but a calm day. Learn the simple tips and tricks that the experienced boat captains use to handle and maneuver these large boats.
Even if you have a smaller, or longer boat, even if you have a single or twin engine installation, learn how to use the boats power and techniques to easily dock her in the right slip.
Learn how to make different approaches and use the wind, current, dock lines, and surroundings to get in and out of any precarious situation. Learn how to use fenders and spring lines to squeeze her anywhere.
Once you learn these techniques below, your marina buddies will be envious of your new docking skills, and will be in awe at the ease of how you maneuver that boat anywhere.
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