|A fine docking job if I do say so myself|
With the transient docks at the marina pretty much cleared out, no audience on hand and favorable winds there was no better time for a first attempt. I managed, with Ron's close supervision and instructions, to coast Hullabaloo right into the slip. A touch of reverse and BOOM, we're in! I just did that! Getting off the dock went just as well, albeit probably a little slow for Ron's taste.
Unfortunately for beginners (ie. ME), docking is just something you have to learn by doing, which also includes doing it wrong and making mistakes somewhere along the way. I just hope there aren't any large audiences or major damage WHEN they happen.
At the end of the day I didn't damage anything and I didn't injure anyone...that's a perfect docking day in my book! Now I just need to get more practice under my belt. Baby steps people, baby steps.
|Even the witnesses survived|
Thanks for the boat warming gift, moral support, pics and beer Mike and Linda!