Originally Posted by piotr
This holiday we're leaving the C4 in a port, first time we're doing this. I'm looking for some instructions to how to properly berth a sib ?
Anyone have a link ?
big thnx !
Is it on a pontoon? If its a pontoon (and so the relative height of the mooring cleet/ring stays the same as the boat) then life is easy. If you are particularly keen/worried or in a very exposed spot then add springs in addition to bow/stern lines. Consider some fenders. Just be careful the place they put you doesn't dry at low tide.
If it is in a harbour against a wall then things become a bit trickier as you obviously need to allow for the tide rising / falling. You'll also find walls tend to be much rougher / barnacle covered etc. For short stays you can often find a spot that lets you tie it up but the wind keeps it off the wall.