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Unless you know how to control a single inboard, it will control you.....

Docking Your Single Inboard Boat Made EASY...

For: Ski Boats, WakeBoard Tow Boats

Even Boaters Who Think They Can Dock a Boat
Will be Able to dock Even Better & Look Like a Pro!


Docking-S-IBProven, step-by-step 'how-to-dock-a-boat" e-Lessons from an authority on boat docking who has taught thousands—on all sizes and types of boats from outboards to motor yachts.

An inboard motor is located near the middle of the boat or just ahead of the transom. The motor is connected to the propeller via a long, straight shaft that extends on an angle through the bottom of the boat. The whole motor is inside the boat. The rudder is placed behind the propeller for steering.

There are some idiosyncrasies you must be taught first; or you’ll never get docked, because they will fight you every time.

Learn "THE MAGIC". This boat docking e-lesson shows you how to figure out these idiosyncrasies and use them to your advantage.

Doug will empower you to take control of your Single Inboard

"My docking has improved greatly thanks to your boat docking e-Lesson. I couldn't get it in the last three feet. Now, each time we come back to the dock, it is easier and I have no trouble bringing in the stern those last three feet. Thank you."

—Lee, PA

ski boatSingle inboards know how to do one thing and one thing only when you get to the dock—they have a one track mind. If you don't know how to outsmart the single inboard mentality you are doomed to failure. Docking will be a real disaster. Read More

Whether you have a ski boat or a wake board boat, our single inboard lesson is for you.

It will make your boating much more enjoyable—you will be able to dock like a pro following the instructions in the e-lesson.


Single Inboard Video

Docking Single IB Ski Picture

The e-Lesson has detailed easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Once you have mastered the techniques in the e-lesson, you will be able to watch the video and see how to apply the techniques to dock with control either port side or starboard side. The video shows you what to expect you will be able to do with practice. We recommend that you buy the e-Lesson and the Video together--not just the video. The Video complements the e-Lesson.

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Single inboards have been the most difficult boats to dock
since the 1930's!

stubbornness-kidMost single inboard boats have port prop pull in reverse stubbornness and, therefore.....

  • It won't back up straight
  • It won't back up to starboard
  • It won't let you dock on the starboard side

It is a real brute to handle compared to your outboard or sterndrive.

Doug will show you how to outsmart your boat's port prop pull in reverse stubbornness.

Simple Step-by-Step Instructions on
how to Dock Your Inboard Boat Bow First–
Both in your slip and at a gas dock

single-inboard-ski-lineEven though the single inboard is the most difficult drive system to dock, Doug teaches you:

  1. THE MAGIC of how to dock on your preferred side
  2. THE TRICKS on how to dock on your un-preferred side
  3. He expands on THE TRICKS of how to outsmart physics for your particular boat.
  4. He also teaches you how to force your boat to back up not only to port, but also straight aft and to starboard against its port prop pull stubbornness.

Docking Your Single Inboard e-Lesson:

  • 151 pages of easy-to follow instructions illustrated with 178 diagrams and pictures.
  • Learn how to handle your single inboard ski boat
  • Doug starts with open water exercises in the boat docking e-Lesson, so you learn what your inboard will and will not do, and how to make it do what you want it to do–not what it wants to do
  • When finished your open water exercises, you will know what to expect as you use the wheel, throttle and shift.
  • Then, it's easy to approach a dock and dock bow first–no fear, no guessing, no hoping for the best, no jumping, no injuries, no boat hook. No shouting and no swearing–just good team work.
  • The FLIPP Line™ Procedure, will make docking and securing your boat a simple easy procedure.
  • Doug concentrates on the step-by-step moves of the hairy last few feet before touchdown in 16 different docking scenarios; port and starboard tie, left and right approach, winds from all four directions.
  • Dock your single inboard ski boat easily and safely with a complete understanding of what to do and how to do it–especially in front of an audience

Once you know how your boat was meant to be handled, boat docking is EASY. It's just a matter of practicing Doug's techniques specific to your single inboard boat.  See Table of Contents

Avoid Docking Ego Injury...


It's easy to buy a brand new ski or wakeboard boat loaded with deafening speakers, wake board, racks, ballast bags, cruise control and digital dash; so you can go out and dazzle your friends and enjoy skiing and/or wake boarding.

But, it certainly is NOT easy to dock a single inboard ski/wake board boat, regardless of how many toys are included or how much it costs.


Let Doug Show You
the EASY Way to dock a Single Inboard Boat...

  • Ski Boat
  • Wakeboard boat
  • Tow Boat

A single inboard has a mind of its own and, if you don't know how to outsmart it, docking can be a real embarrassing disaster.

ski boatDon't accept the advice "practice makes perfect"  or the excuse "it only works sometimes" or "I don't know anyone who gets it right every time".

Docking a boat is a duplicatable skill; but, only when you follow the correct instructions. This e-lesson will empower you to outsmart the single inboard and dock with predicted results on either the port side or the starboard side.

Don't let the port prop pull in reverse take control.

Single inboard prop pull stubbornness in reverse is defeatable.

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. Back in the 50's, he lived on the lake in wooden runabouts like Shepherd, Chris Craft, Century plus Ski Boats by Correct Craft and many others. He not only has a lifetime of experience, he also knows how to teach others with easy-to-follow instructions. You don't have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to docking a single inboard–Just tap into Doug's brain.

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.

With this e-Lesson, you will learn your boat's unique dance moves and be able to waltz smoothly as one, right up to your dock.

Download and study "Docking Your Single Inboard" tow-boat e-Lesson in the privacy of your own room–none of your friends will see you developing a new skill. Surprise your buddies and outdo them every time you return to the dock showing off your new docking skill with a grin of achievement.

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Dock your Single Inboard boat, powered by a Crusader, PCM, Mercruiser, or other gas motor, with confidence. There are many to choose from including:

Ski Boats

  • Axis
  • Campion
  • Centurian
  • Correct Craft
  • Malibu
  • MasterCraft
  • Moomba
  • Nautiques
  • Sfvara
  • Ski Supreme
  • Supra
  • Tige

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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 boat, 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.

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.

For Only $29.00 USD (pdf version)


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World's Leading Experts On Boat Docking!

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Happy Boating!



Doug Dawson

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 boat docking e-Lesson "Docking Your Single Inboard" 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 boat docking e-Lesson for any reason, just let us know and we'll refund your purchase payment in FULL.

Dear Brenda and Doug:

So cool that you We're the ones who actually did the review on this boat almost 25 years ago! Things come full circle.

Thanks for the details on the hull and what happened to the molds with World Class Catamarans.  I got the boat last year and the engine died right away, and I'm just re-powering it, so I haven't had a chance to use it on the Mississippi much yet really.  Researching what I could about it, I think it may be my favorite boat ever.Like a lot of us I enjoy learning the history about my boat!

I had already checked out your website and had already decided to get the book on docking the boat, so will be sure to get the pontoon version. And even though I'm an Eagle Scout and thought I knew in my knots well, I've already also decided to order the book on knots!   It sounds like you've developed a lot of great resources!

Peace and Love

Tom Schreiber


Brenda, "Nice job by you and Doug, I really like your common sense approach to handling a boat with easy time for the first mate." Thanks again.

Bill, 'a fan'.


Y'all are the best! Downloaded it, saved it, printed it--now all we have to do is master it! Thank you so much.

Natalie Redyk

For trailered boats, make sure the drain plug is on your checklist!  It wasn't on mine and I mistakenly expected that the shop who summerized and delivered my boat had installed it.  They didn't, and I didn't check for it, and didn't realize it wasn't there 'till I got back to my backyard dock and saw the water coming up thru the ski well.  I'm now known as "soggy-boy" after falling off the boat into the lake while trying to install the plug from above; would have been a lot easier on the launch ramp!  Fortunately, nothing was damaged but my pride . . . Cheers

Dave Keyser, Soggy-boy

Thanks! Always great to receive your monthly newsletter. Well done and appreciated!
keeep up the super good work.....


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