Mooring a Sea Rider
I'm involved in sailing and powerboating - and Scouts. I have just picked up a Sea Rider for a specific group to develop their skills - from maintenance to driving - so at first it's a project to make a less than pretty boat look prettier. So there may be a few threads on their way. I guess I'll learn which sub-forum to post them into, but as a newbie, be gentle if I get it wrong!
Anyway, it's all fully functional, and when taking out for a "familiarisation" spin, suddenly occurred to me - how do I attach to a mooring? The boat is an older 4m and has the canopy over the sharp end which inhibits access to the bow. Is it a case of keeping the painter in the cockpit, usual practice of picking up alongside, tying painter to buoy, letting painter go so she rides to the buoy correctly, but keeping a tail in the boat so boat can be pulled to buoy for release - or is there another way?
Look forward to your observations!