Yacht Westview Sailing & Yachting Monthly Videos – Berthing Blunders.flv by admin on November 2, 2013 11 comments Online video Rating: five / 5
I’ll be first in line to purchase that “virtual” Duncan I can install on my
boat! Many thanks for a very informative series.
Really well done! The little trick changing fender heights is priceless. I
often sail with a novice crew and watching them struggle to reposition
fenders as we prepare to raft-up can be painful to watch. This will be a
Thank you Duncan. Love the bit about the marina being void of people until
you make a mistake, so true.
Thank you for that. Yes perhaps sometimes I go too fast but then of course
the beauty of video is that you can pause it or rewind. I’ll bear the speed
thing in mind. And yes, my favourite, the spring. As a single hander
that’s how I always do it. I had this in the video and then realised this
video was about the problems and that I will be doing the springing
article soon and so want to leave the video of it until then. So, coming
soon, is all I can say. And I’ll watch the speed. Best, D
Helpful, clear and well presented, thank you. Could I suggest this would be
improved by slowing it down slightly for the critical bits. I struggle
remembering which lines / springs to take off in which order when leaving.
Also if you get the chance, a video of how to use the midships spring line
(single handed) would be great, with clear indication of which way to
position the wheel / tiller. Good stuff, thanks.
Thanks Duncan this is the first YM vid I have watched and it was very
useful. As a new Westerly Berwick owner I now know why my far more
experienced friend Michael spent 10mins explaining prop walk to me. At
Porthmadog we have the added problem that coming alongside and getting
blown onto the mooring can mean getting tangled up on your pick up line
(got the t shirt for that one already). John
Excellent, as usual Duncan. Feel a bit better now about trying to get off a
mooring agaist 3-4 knots of spring tide, 25 knots of wind aft and pouring
rain in The Hamble this summer, in a charter yacht for the first time.
As commented previously. The fender height tip was worthy of the artical
alone, a light bulb moment, thank you!
As the others have said, many many thanks Duncan! As a new day skipper,
this is exactly what I panic and sweat about. I reckon I could navigate
anywhere, then bash the boat off everything in sight getting alongside.
This video is a huge help. Keep up the good work!
slow is pro!
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