If wind or current is moving toward the dock, move parallel The mooring lines you will use most often are the bow
to the dock further out. Let the wind or current push you line, the stern line, and spring lines as shown on Figure
in. Tie the stern first, then the bow.
T6. Each line has a specific purpose. The bow line and
the stern line secure your boat’s bow and stern. The
Use extreme caution if wind or current is from your stern. two spring lines keep your boat from moving forward or
Back in towards the dock slowly at a slight angle with backward when you are moored alongside a dock.
engine in slow reverse. Gently swing parallel. Tie stern
first, then the bow.
If you are mooring your boat for a short time, bow and
stern lines may be the only lines you will need. If you
If the weather looks bad, use spring-lines from the bow are mooring your boat for a longer time or the currents
and stern to dock amidships of the boat. Tie up on the are swift, you should use spring lines. The stern spring
downwind side of the dock. If the wind is changeable, line leads from the boat’s stern cleat forward to the pil-
placefendersoverthesidebetweentheboatandthedock. 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
After you have positioned your boat next to the dock, you lines, port and starboard, will keep your boat in posi-
must secure it with mooring lines to keep it in position.
Mooring lines must be long enough to secure your boat in
any docking situation. For example, the length of the NOTE: If tides are a consideration, be sure to leave
lines for a 16-foot runabout should be at least 15 feet. An slack in the lines to make up for the rise and fall of the
eye splice at the end of each line works well with bow or water while your boat is docked.
Figure T6: Mooring Lines
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