How to Safely Dock a Boat

Boating for beginners
How do I safely dock my boat is a question we get daily. One of the most stressful parts of boat ownership is the process of docking at a marina or even your own dock. Boats are predictably unpredictable at low speeds. They are often influenced by winds and current. You as the boat driver need to learn how the way that you build momentum (and how much) is critical.

We see many people pick up the skill very naturally, only taking days or weeks to get proficient enough to be comfortable and then eventually master it over many years of practice. We also have seen boaters who have been doing it for 30, 40, or more years who continue to struggle.

Whether you already own a boat or are thinking about buying one, this video could be for you. We want to help you brush up on your boat docking skills so you can be safer and more confident.

In this video we will cover:

0:00 Intro
1:03 How to prepare for docking your boat.
1:32 Why neutral is your friend when docking.
2:23 Momentum is the name of the game in boat docking.
2:53 A boat is a solid in a liquid…never forget that.
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