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Boat Handling

Anchoring
Docking & Maneuvering: Single Screw



Anchoring

Almost every boat has an anchor. But if it is not ready for immediate use or the operator does not know how to anchor safely, then the boat and the voyage are unsafe. Mastering the art of anchoring means more than just having the right equipment onboard. You need to understand how your anchor works, how to deploy it and what to do when it drags. This 6 hour class utilizes classroom and onboard training and covers everything from selecting the right ground tackle and anchorage to how to deploy your anchor and check for dragging. The class is designed for operators at all skill levels from novice recreational boaters to professional captains. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of various types of ground tackle, proper techniques for deploying and weighing anchor, proper crew communication for anchoring, the effects of wind, current, bottom contour and consistency, and how to choose the best place to anchor. Students will also take part in hands-on exercises onboard to practice several anchoring scenarios.

Topics:
  • Picking the Right Anchor
  • Windlasses
  • Selecting an Anchorage
  • Fetch & Scope
  • Chafe Protection
  • Setting a Single Bow Anchor
  • Setting Two Anchors
  • Bahamian Moor
  • Kedging
  • Using a Sentinel / Kellet
  • Picking up a Mooring
  • Setting a Shock Absorber / Snubber

The Boat: 27’ Albin single-screw Down East Cruiser

Maximum Class Size: 4 Students

Class Schedule:

Call to Schedule a Private Instruction

Pricing:

Individual: $395

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Docking & Maneuvering: Single Screw

Learning to handle your boat around the dock is a key skill to master in order to enjoy safe and anxiety-free boating. This one-day course takes a hands-on approach to docking & close quarters maneuvering aboard a 27-foot, single screw inboard boat. The instructor will instruct, demonstrate and coach students on safe docking and maneuvering techniques. Students take the wheel to develop skills, practice them, and build confidence. This course is ideal for new boaters but is also strongly recommended for experienced boaters who feel intimidated around the dock. The course is essential for couples who are planning to work together as a team to dock their own boat.

Topics:
  • Use of Propeller Walk
  • Back & Fill Technique
  • Vessel Pivot Points
  • Use of Spring Lines in Docking
  • Line handling
  • Effects of Wind and Current
  • Fending Off Safely
  • Proper Fender Placement
  • Communicating with Crew
  • Securing and tying-up

The Boat: 27’ Albin single-screw Down East Cruiser

Maximum Class Size: 4 Students

Class Schedule:

Call to Schedule a Private Instruction

Pricing:

Individual: $495

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