9 thoughts on “Westview Sailing & Yachting Monthly Videos – Berthing Blunders.flv”

  1. Really well done! The little trick changing fender heights is priceless. I often sail with a novice crew and watching them struggle to reposition fenders as we prepare to raft-up can be painful to watch. This will be a big help.

  2. I’ll be first in line to purchase that “virtual” Duncan I can install on my boat! Many thanks for a very informative series.

  3. Thanks Duncan this is the first YM vid I have watched and it was very useful. As a new Westerly Berwick owner I now know why my far more experienced friend Michael spent 10mins explaining prop walk to me. At Porthmadog we have the added problem that coming alongside and getting blown onto the mooring can mean getting tangled up on your pick up line (got the t shirt for that one already). John

  4. Thank you Duncan. Love the bit about the marina being void of people until you make a mistake, so true.

  5. As the others have said, many many thanks Duncan! As a new day skipper, this is exactly what I panic and sweat about. I reckon I could navigate anywhere, then bash the boat off everything in sight getting alongside. This video is a huge help. Keep up the good work!

  6. Excellent, as usual Duncan. Feel a bit better now about trying to get off a mooring agaist 3-4 knots of spring tide, 25 knots of wind aft and pouring rain in The Hamble this summer, in a charter yacht for the first time.

  7. Thank you for that. Yes perhaps sometimes I go too fast but then of course the beauty of video is that you can pause it or rewind. I’ll bear the speed thing in mind. And yes, my favourite, the spring. As a single hander that’s how I always do it. I had this in the video and then realised this video was about the problems and that I will be doing the springing article soon and so want to leave the video of it until then. So, coming soon, is all I can say. And I’ll watch the speed. Best, D

  8. Helpful, clear and well presented, thank you. Could I suggest this would be improved by slowing it down slightly for the critical bits. I struggle remembering which lines / springs to take off in which order when leaving. Also if you get the chance, a video of how to use the midships spring line (single handed) would be great, with clear indication of which way to position the wheel / tiller. Good stuff, thanks.

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