“If-Then” for all conditions and situations…
I’ve eliminated all the technical details and hard stuff and concentrated on how your boat responds to the wheel, shift and throttle(s) so you know what to do and what to expect of your boat. My Lessons will instruct you how to confidently dock in all conditions and situations using a simple formula of “if-then” statements. For example; if you want to move ahead, then you push the gear shift into forward.
Boat Docking Simplified
My step-by-step instructions (with 140 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.
“Docking Your Twin Sterndrive – ADVANCED” is 225 pages. Chapter 1 includes the symbols and the introduction. It is a must read.
Print out the whole book (2-sided) or, 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.
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 Sterndrive – 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
- Gas Dock Shuffle
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–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.
I decided to purchase the video and Advanced book plus the dock tying book. All have sections I can learn from immediately, given our wind and current situations at our marina. (I just love the Introductory lesson book so purchasing the rest will keep me going). I will slowly work through them all, taking special care not to “merge” the procedures as you recommended. And practice practice practice ! Knowing what is available and just taking my time is the key for me at this stage. Then as my confidence grows so too will my skill sets in docking. I look forward to receiving your newsletters and letting you know how I go. Reading the testimonials only shows that my experience is common. Finding your website and hearing personally from you both has restored my confidence in getting “back out there”. Thank you again.
Just something I have not complimented you both on, are all the diagrams. They are clear and help with the planning process in leaving the slip and then docking. I always(!) have a drawn up “boat plan” for going out and coming in and your Lessons have really helped with this process.
Julianne, Point Lonsdale. Australia
How Much Does it Cost?
This 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 Lesson for…..
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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 Lesson and be able to put on a show like a pro and be the talk of the dock!