How to Avoid Crew Mutiny on Your Boat

golf lessonBoating is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is a family recreation enjoyed by millions for family fun, entertaining, relaxing, exploring, fishing and just being on the water.

Life truly is better on a boat.

As with all activities, for example; golf, tennis, painting your house or even handling and docking a boat, you can fumble through on your own, learn from a friend OR be taught by a Pro.

The results always tell the tale! Onlookers easily spot someone who has taken lessons from a pro or someone who hasn’t. Are your dockings worthy of a YouTube video?

Current Boater

If you are already enjoying boating, now may be a good time to invest in a lesson to improve your handling and docking skills. You may be comfortable with your docking ability; but, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a safer, better or easier way. Learning just one or two new techniques, could make the difference between your good docking and great dockings every time, which translates into a happier first mate and crew; thus, more fun on the water.

Each drive system requires different handling techniques; so, if you have traded your boat from a Single Sterndrive to a Twin Inboard, or a Single Outboard to a Twin Sterndrive for example, or any drive system change, your old docking methods will not work. Get instructions from a Docking Pro for your new drive system to avoid frustration and possible mutiny by your crew. It will be worth the investment.

New Boater

If you are new to boating, just purchased your first boat, or are looking to purchase one in the near future, we would strongly recommend that you shorten your learning curve. Learn “Right” from the start—how to handle and dock your new or “new-to-you” boat. Don’t waste years with trial and error, or getting the wrong instruction.

How do you find the right Instructor?

As in all things, there is good and bad. Docking instruction is no different.

Unfortunately, docking instructors also have varying levels of expertise—both hands-on instructors and written instructions in a book or on the internet. Some have very limited knowledge and experience with the different drive systems and assume all boats dock the same way. These instructors fall in the “BAD” category. Others have more experience and expertise and fall in the “GOOD”, “BETTER” and “BEST” categories for docking instructions.

Do you want to be in the “BAD”, “GOOD”, “BETTER” or “BEST” boat docking category?  The answer is a simple “Yes”.

To put your docking in the “BEST” category, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Find a “BEST” instructor
  2. Learn the “BEST” instructions.
  3. Practice the “BEST” instructions.

Then you will be able to enjoy the Accolades of “BEST” dockings.

Where do you find a “BEST” instructor?

Choose your boat docking instructor/author carefully. Don’t settle for anyone but the BEST to teach you or your family to handle and dock your boat; otherwise, you’ll be wasting your time and money and you’ll never be any better than the instructor.

Find one who knows the design characteristics of all the boats and drive systems, can drive and handle every type of boat and drive system and has the ability to teach others. Get referrals and credentials first.


Right here!

Doug Dawson is a 5th generation industry “BEST” docking expert, who has written 17 Docking Books with easy-to-follow, step-by-step e-Lessons with more than a hundred diagrams and pictures for each drive system. Videos are also available to show you what to be able to do when you master his techniques in the e-lessons.

Introductory e-Lessons have around 130 pages specific to your drive system and videos are a small price to pay to bump your docking skills to the “BEST” category.

best dockingBump Your Skills to the “BEST” Docking Category

Get your e-Lesson and video today to bump Your Docking Skills to the “BEST” Category.

Not only will you be able to dock confidently, you will also have the right instruction to pass on to your family and protect your boat from the damage of “BAD” dockings.

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