Boat Docking

Tying Up Your Boat


You’ve managed to dock without injuring your boat, someone else’s boat, the dock, or any passengers—congratulations! Now all you need to do is make sure it stays put. There are four types of dock lines: Bow lines—to keep the bow from moving side to side Breast lines—to keep the boat from moving away from the dock [...]

Tips for Docking Your Boat


Out on the water, boating is enjoyable and relaxing. But when you’re coming in to dock—especially if it’s crowded—things can often turn tricky and stressful. It doesn’t need to be, though. FOLLOW THESE TIPS AND YOU’LL SOON BECOME A MASTER AT DOCKING. • Practice makes perfect. As with any activity, the more you practice, the better [...]