2001 Four Winns Funship 214 234 264 Boat Owners Manual

If the weather looks bad, use spring-lines from the bow  NOTE:  If tides are a  consideration, be sure to  leave
and stern to dock amidships of the boat. Tie up on the   slack in the lines to make up for the rise and fall of the
downwind side of the dock. If the wind is changeable,    water while your boat is docked.
place fenders over the side between the boat and the
B.   Mooring
After you have positioned your boat next to the dock,
you must secure it with mooring lines to keep it in posi-
tion. Mooring lines must be long enough to secure your
boat in any docking situation. For example, the length
of the lines for a 16-foot runabout should be at least 15
feet. An eye splice at the end of each  line works well
with bow or stern cleats.
The mooring lines you will use most often are the bow
line, the stern line, and spring lines as shown on Figure
Each line has a specific purpose. The bow line and
the stern line secure  your boat’s bow and stern. The
two spring lines keep your boat from moving forward or
backward when you are moored alongside a dock.
Figure  7.5:   Mooring  Lines
If you are mooring your boat for a short time, bow and
stern lines may be the only lines you will need. If you
are mooring your boat for a longer time or the currents
are swift, you should use spring lines. The stern spring
line leads from the boat’s stern cleat forward to the pil-
ing or cleat on the dock. The bow spring line leads from
the bow cleat aft to the dock.
If you are mooring your boat in a slip, bow and spring
lines, port and starboard, will keep  your boat in posi-
Funship™ Owner’s  Manual
Section T
Product Specification
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