How to dock a boat

A foolproof four-step approach to docking like a pro

By David HarrisDavid Harris

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Step 2: Making the turn

Photo by Paul Howlatt

When the bow is a boat width or so away from the dock, change your direction of approach to about 45 degrees. Fenders should be out and your mooring lines free from under people, pets, and cottage gear.


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