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Docking is a learned skill that is duplicatable with the correct instructions.
Dawson's lessons are all about simplifying docking and First Mate safety
with tips and tricks that replace the fear and frustration with fun.

Without Instructions for Your Specific Boat Drive You're Doomed to Frustration...

Each Drive System Has it's Own Set of Tricks and
it's Own Set of Docking Instructions

Each e-Lesson gives you a great return with minimal investment-- no waiting, no shipping charge, just download.
Learn how to dock a boat like a pro.

Choose the Docking e-Lesson that Matches Your Drive System...


Single Outboard (O/B)

     
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Introductory e-Lesson

 

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Introductory Video

 

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Advanced e-Lesson

 

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Twin Outboard (O/B)

     
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Introductory e-Lesson

 

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Introductory Video

 

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Advanced e-Lesson

 

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Single Sterndrive (I/O)

   
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Introductory e-Lesson

 

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Introductory Video

 

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Advanced e-Lesson

 

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Twin Sterndrive (I/O)

     
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Introductory e-Lesson

 

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Introductory Video

 

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Advanced e-Lesson

 

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Single Inboard (I/B)

     
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Introductory e-Lesson

 

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Introductory Video

 

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Advanced e-Lesson

 

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Twin Inboard (I/B) Lesson

     
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Introductory e-Lesson

 

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Introductory Video

 

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Advanced e-Lesson

 

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Houseboat Docking

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Houseboat e-Lesson
Single Outboard (O/B)
Single Sterndrive (I/O)

 

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Houseboat e-Lesson
Single Inboard (I/B)

 

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34-aquahome

Houseboat e-Lesson
Twin Outboard
O/B
Twin Sterndrive (I/O)

 

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Houseboat e-Lesson
Twin Inboard (I/B)

 

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Pontoon Docking

     
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Pontoon Docking e-Lesson

 

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Docking Cruising 18 8x11

Docking While Cruising

 

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Sailboat Docking

         
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Docking Sailboat e-Lesson

 

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Basic Sailing and Handling Skills e-Lesson

 

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Basic Sailing and Handling Skills printed

 

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Arnold Mackey, California

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I want to thank you for a book that finally made sense! Everything else on the internet was either for sailing vessels, twin screw or for a single screw with a rudder! You have made our boating experience with our new boat completely relaxed with no stress and we hit the slip every time on our first attempt using your instructions.

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Don't Do What Doesn't Work

Many instructions for handling and operating your boat are regurgitated outdated instructions from the original instructions written in the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's. However, power boats have changed drastically since then and no one else has updated the instructions required for the new power boats. Don't do what doesn't work!

This lesson is different than any other docking lesson. Your single inboard is different. So, forget what you have learned from your Outboard or Sterndrive boat, Or what your buddy told you--even if he has a single inboard. Follow the instructions in this lesson with an open mind and you will find that it really works and works well. You will have the correct techniques to dock like a pro.

Most instructions don't include securing your boat to the dock during the docking procedure!

Our Definition of Docking your Boat is.......

Confidently and safely bringing your boat into your slip or alongside your dock AND securing it to the dock in any conditions without yelling, swearing, jumping, boat hooks, bionics, dock helpers, guesswork or embarrassment.

Each e-Lesson.....

Boat Docking with Doug Dawsonwill walk you through the step-by-step procedure of bringing your boat alongside the dock with the boat basics for the new boater who is just learning to boat as well as a better way for some seasoned boaters. Learning to operate and dock a boat is easy when you learn the correct procedures.

Like an invisible driving instructor, Doug will patiently whisper in your ear (no one in the marina will see him coaching you). Simply print it out and re-read the docking e-lesson as many times as you require, to learn how to confidently dock your boat like a pro.

It's easy to pay $100 per hour or more for lessons. No more! With Doug’s e-lessons you will be docking your boat like a pro every time for a fraction of the price.

With tricks tailored to every type of drive system, even boaters who think they can dock their boats will be able to put on a show and look like a pro!

You and your First Mate can dock your boat like a professional team every time, and be the envy of your boating friends. Be sure to share the e-lesson with your First Mate and you'll both be on the same page! No yelling! No jumping! No swearing! No injuries!

When you follow the instructions in the e-Lessons, you too will be docking a boat like a pro..even in close quarters and tight maneuvering.

Doug Has Docked Them ALL

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Power, sail, performance, trawler, motor yacht, housecruiser, whatever...Doug Dawson has operated and docked every type of boat and every drive system afloat. Doug was born into the family marina, 5th generation in the boating industry. He has a wealth of boating information for new boaters learning to boat. Among Doug's many boating credentials are: featured writer/reviewer for National Boating Magazines, past President of the Ontario Marine Operator's Association, founder of the first Boat MLS and author of the original Boat Value Book.

The Authority

"The recognized docking authority", Doug has published instructions for recreational boaters, for each drive system. Introductory and Advanced e-Lessons, with step-by-step instructions for docking a boat in hundreds of docking scenerios, are instantly accessible world-wide in downloadable pdf format to help boaters learn how to dock a boat.

Dawson's e-Lessons are not books

They are a series of step-by-step lessons -- with NO hourly rate.

written by the recognized qualified industry 5th Generation docking expert.

Docking a Boat is Easy when you know how.

Go to Introductory e-Lessons, or Advanced e-Lessons
for specific instructions on How to Dock a Boat

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