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Hi, my name is Toby Stull and I'm captain with Out in the Water Sailing. We're an adventure
sports sailing company, providing charters, sailing lessons, vessel training and consulting.
Please visit our website at www.out-sailing.com. We're here today in Liberty Harbor to talk
about boating. Having your boat properly tied at the dock
ensures that you don't damage your boat and the boats around you.
Look at 'Tranquility' here, she's secured with the proper amount of lines and the proper
equipment. Depending on the size of the boat you will need different equipment to tie it
to the dock. Also there are floating docks, which this
one is, that float on the water; and fixed docks that are fixed in elevation, and the
boat will rise and fall with that dock, each type of dock requires a different type of
docking. 'Tranquility' is fitted here with a bow line,
keeping the bow in with the dock. a forward spring line, keeping the boat from
moving back into the dock behind her, and an aff spring line, keeping the boat properly
from moving forward. She has well placed and well sized fenders,
to keep her away from the dock, and if she hits the dock, these will take all the cushion.
As the boat is backed into the dock, with the dock running along the transom, we have
two stern lines, one on either side to keep the boat squarely in the center of the dock.
When you have your boat secured in the middle of the dock, not only is it comfortable, but
it's safe from hitting other boats.