Yikes, that a tight squeeze!!!!!

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  1. BritLady

    BritLady Active Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    FL West Coast
    2006 - 340 SeaRay Sundancer, Garmin 840XS GPS & Garmin 7401XS GPS
    2013 - Mercury 280 RIB Dink 8'10"
    Inboard 8.1 Horizon Mercruiser & 2015 6HP Tohatsu O/B.
    Very competent Skipper. Reminded me of parking a car in the UK. Very often passengers have to get out before you go into the parking space, if you can find one free that is, because otherwise once in, they can't open a door fully to get out:) Then of course you have to go and find a "Pay & Display" vending machine to buy your ticket to park and trudge half-way back across the park to display it, if not you'll get another ticket.
     
  2. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    540
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
  3. perryk123

    perryk123 Member

    42
    Nov 29, 2013
    Little Rock AR
    2004 Sea Ray 390 Sundancer
    T/ 8.1 496 370 HP Vdrives
    I used to see this all the time while spending summers in Greece. Its an interesting concept because who knows if there will be a 30 or 130 foot boat docking. Some boats only spend a couple of nights and are never to be seen again. So the marina design is very versatile. The funniest sight was when the owner of a turd boat would get out and oversea the multimillion dollar yacht pulling in, making sure their boat wasn't damaged. AS IF..... Im glad I have port and starboard walkways keeping those unwanted neighbors away... Oh and for those that ask, they do drop anchor every time. Those that have a permanent space might set a big concrete block instead of dropping anchor every time. Much more complicated from the docking we are used to in this country.
     
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I've only Med Moored this boat once, but unfortunately it was the first weekend we'd picked her up in Portland after she was recommissioned. No problems backing it in because I took it REAL slow and had people on the boats on both sides of me in case things got out of hand. The current in the Columbia played a small role in the backing in, but not that bad. It was accomplished with no damage to anyone's boat or anyone's pride/ego.
     
  5. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Bow and Stern thrusters are key to Med Mooring! It can be done without them, but with them it certainly makes things easier.
     
  6. rmasse10

    rmasse10 New Member

    11
    May 28, 2014
    United States
    2006 Edgewater CC 17'
    Yamaha 115 4 Stroke
    Id have a hard time with that and I have a 17' boat
     
  7. Nick1150

    Nick1150 New Member

    9
    Apr 18, 2017
    Athens, Greece
    Searching for our next 29-31 ft boat......
    On the market
    Hello to all,

    Believe me it is not that difficult, once you get it right the first time ;)

    In Med (Greece is where I sail) the trick is to drop the anchrol while still (if possible not moving the boat at all), be sure the anchor has done its job and you feel the resistance from the bottom, try to backup few meters to be sure, after this is done, all you have to do is this:

    keep throttle back/anchor down, throttle back/anchor down, throttle back/anchor down while always making sure that there is resistance in the anchor line and you feel that the boat is controled. If the above situation is true then the boat will move where the steering wheel is turned at all times as far current and wind is concerned.... I know it sound complicated, but it is easier than it sounds :)
     
  8. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Never liked it...

    I saw this all over Hawaii...Disappointing, as it really doesn't keep you secure. I look at it like an old traditional way to design a marina and no effort to update it. I imagine change is as slow in the Med as it is in Hawaii... I want to see it changed - I want to see them design more capacity.
     

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