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Boat Docking Your Twin Inboard Power Boat is EASY...

Even Boaters Who Think They Can Dock a boat
Will be Able to do it Even Better & Look Like a Pro!

Docking-twin-inboard-boat-advanced.jpg"Docking Your Twin Inboard - ADVANCED" is based on "Docking Your Twin Inboard"; you need "Docking Your Twin Inboard Introductory" before graduating to this ADVANCED e-lesson.

The basic techniques described in "Docking Your Twin Inboard" with full step-by-step detail of how to execute and why it works is only referred to in the ADVANCED e-Lesson.

Skipping the Introductory Lesson and starting with the Advanced Lesson is like building a house without a foundation. You need a good solid foundation first--one that is designed for the building. Perfect the techniques in Introductory before you start this lesson to get the best results.

Mandatory Pre-requisite - "Docking Your Twin Inboard" Introductory

Boat Docking Simplified

I've eliminated all the technical details and hard stuff and concentrated on how your boat responds to the wheel, shifts and throttles so you know what to do and what to expect of your boat.

My step-by-step instructions (with diagrams) show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and why without a lot of technical jargon or engineering terminology so you can learn to dock your boat confidently in all conditions and situations.


"Docking Your Twin Inboard - ADVANCED" is 267 pages. Chapter 1 includes the symbols and the introduction. Because a lot of this advanced lesson involves backing into a slip and a  long gas dock, I discuss the difference between low helm profiles and high helm profiles with docking technique for easier maneuvering. It is a must read.

After reading Chapter 1, choose your docking situation and print it out for you and your First Mate to read through several times before taking to your boat to practice the lesson.

If you prefer, you can print the whole e-Lesson (about 130 sheets of paper printed 2 sides), three hole punch and put in a 1" ring binder or take to your local office supply store and have them serlox bind it for you. It is approximately $4.00 for the serlox binding including a clear plastic cover and hard back cover.

Each of the dozens of docking situations is self contained (there is some duplication from one situation to another) so that you don't have to flip pages back and forth. Just take the pages for your particular docking situation and the lesson is complete. This way, you can learn them one at a time.

What Does it Cover?

"Docking Your Twin Inboard - ADVANCED" covers

  • Docking with a First Mate Stern First in all wind directions tying on the port side and the starboard side, with approaches from the left and right of your slip.
  • Backing into a Gas Dock between other boats in four different wind situations.
  • Parallel Docking at a Gas Dock between other boats in four different wind situations
  • Backing into slips that have pilings at the end of a stubby finger dock
  • Pivoting on Pilings or Posts
  • Bow in to a Restaurant Dock or Dinghy Dock or Beach (Mediterranean Docking)
  • Rafting several boats together
  • Single-Handed Docking
  • Dock Helpers
  • Picking up and Dropping a Mooring Ball
  • Undocking
  • Gas Dock Shuffle
  • Sideways Gear
  • Bow Thrusters
  • More Neat Docking Maneuvers to impress your friends


Hi Doug, I am starting to be a better captain, with less fear and stress at the docking time. Thanks Doug and Brenda Dawson. I live a new life and I am enjoying my boat every week end, because, as you know, Haiti is sunny all over the year. Very truly yours,

Ernst Achille, Haiti


Hi guys.  I ordered your twin stern drive docking books last month(basic and advanced) for my recent 33’ Sea Ray purchase…awesome books!  So, two weeks after I bought the boat, a dock worker inadvertently left the plug out of the boat when he moved it from its lift to do some work on the dock, and sunk my boat. 

I got to use it one time!   I can’t even make this story up!   So, I bought a replacement boat last week which is a 32’ twin inboard and need your book on docking.  Is there any kind of discount for repeat buyers or grief stricken boaters? 

Thanks, David Downs in Durango, Colorado


God bless you guys!   You can absolutely use my email.  When I originally received the twin I/O materials, I read them “cover to cover!”  I also loaded the material on my lap top and memory stick that stays on my key chain so I would have the material anytime I needed them.  I also printed everything out in hard copy and put it in a binder that sadly sunk with the boat. 

The point is, your books are very helpful.  I panicked this weekend when I took delivery of the new 32’ inboard and tried to use the I/O procedures when leaving the dock and quickly learned they are two different animals.  I have a 10 hour flight this Saturday to Florida where the new boat awaits (the family has not seen it) and I look forward to reading these new materials before we get there. 

Thank you again for your understanding, incite and generosity.  

David Downs, Durango, Colorado

Just a quick follow up.  I read a good portion of the materials before I took my 32’ twin out for the holidays.  Great stuff!  I have to say that this new twin inboard is far easier to dock than my twin I/O.  Nevertheless, you materials made handling either boat easier and understandable.  I paid special attention to the part about remaining calm with my crew and not yelling!  The lessons kept that from happening.

Thanks again.  Have a great New Year! 

David Downs, Durango, Colorado


Let Doug Show You the EASY Way...

Doug Dawson, a 5th generation boat industry expert, knows the design characteristics of all boats and drive systems. Doug has driven, demonstrated, tested, reviewed and handled every type of boat and drive system and knows how to teach others with easy-to-follow instructions.


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guaranteedThere is absolutely no way that you can lose-except by not taking me up on this offer. If you don't agree that this is the most impactful, eye-opening and practical information you've ever received on the subject of docking your twin inboard, simply email me and I'll issue you a 100% refund of the purchase price no questions asked. You've got 30 full days to use and profit from this unique information or else ask (and receive) an immediate refund.

Your Invisible Instructor

No need to pay $100 plus per hour. Just download and print out the boat docking e-Lesson and take Doug (your invisible instructor) aboard with you. Practice as often as you wish--no extra charge.

Doug Dawsons' Boat Docking e-Lessons aren't novels, emotional experiences or worrysome journeys of discovery, they are simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step "how-to" docking instructions with illustrations and photographs.

How Much Does it Cost?

This e-Lesson would cost $1,000's for a Boat Handling Trainer to come on your boat and instruct you. You can get it all here in this e-Lesson for.....Less than 1 Hour of "Hands-On" Instruction by a professional Boat Handler who would come to your boat.

As one boater put it "Compared to the investment I made in my boat, this e-Lesson is a drop in the bucket. The boat isn't any good to me without knowing how to dock it confidently."

Only $69 USD (pdf version)


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P.S. You can spend your summer being frustrated and nervous docking your boat with everyone watching, and even worse, damaging your boat....or get this Advanced e-Lesson and be able to put on a show like a pro and be the talk of the dock! P.P.S. You can't lose when you accept this no-risk offer. If you're disappointed with your docking e-Lesson for any reason, just let us know and we'll refund your purchase payment in FULL.

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