Chapter 3-Slow Speed - Beverly Sail & Power Squadron

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Seamanship
Chapter 3
Slow Speed Maneuvering
1
Using Lines
Breast
Line
Bow Line
Stern Line
2
Bow and Stern Lines
Lateral Movement Control
3
Spring Lines
4
Lines and Tides
High Tide
Low Tide
5
Leaving the Dock
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Pre-departure
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Assess conditions
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Wind & current effects
Communicate plan
Prepare boat
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Bow Line
Warm engines
Check Traffic
Manage lines
Stern Line
6
Departure Concerns
Do not use hands, feet or
boat hooks to fend off!
7
Wind and Current
Wind and Current will have
the most noticeable effect
on your boat during
departure
8
Current Influence on Boats
9
Departing
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Can not do this
Need a strategy
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Avoid damage to boat
10
Departure
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Safe Technique
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Release bow &
stern lines
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Retain after bow
spring
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Pivot on bow
Turn toward dock
 Forward gear
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Back away
11
Departing the Dock
wind on
12
Departing Between Boats
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Departing
Current and Wind can both aid and hinder departure
15
Departing with Twin Engines
16
Springing Out of Confined Space
17
Maneuvering in Harbors
18
Docking
19
Preparations for Docking
20
Slow Speed in Close Quarters
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Minimal speed
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Maintain control
In gear to execute maneuvers
 Shift to neutral to minimize speed – drift
 Return to gear to adjust
 Back to neutral
 Etc…
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21
Securing the Boat
22
Lines/Spring Lines
Neatly coiled lines
Avoid loose lines in water
23
Single Screw Docking
24
Docking into Wind
25
Docking With Wind
26
Docking Wind Off Dock
27
Inboard Docking Wind off Dock
28
Docking Between Boats
29
Into Slip
30
Docking, into Slip, Stern In
31
Docking Twins
32
Twins and Current
33
Twins and Tight Quarters
34
Boathouses and Covers
35
Marinas
36
Boatyards and Boat Lifts
37
Locks
38
Locks
39
Lock Procedures
40
Lock Approach
41
Seamanship
Chapter 3
42

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