Q&A — The Keys to Better Docking
By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine
How does one get better at docking their boat?
This is a tough question, but the simple answer is practice. Here are a few tips to help you improve your docking skills.
Boat characteristics: Know your boat and how it’s characteristics or design will impact how it will react when docking. Propeller rotation will determine the kick of the boat when reversing. Sail drive, straight shaft (centre or off set) stern drive and jet drive all react different...