how-to-back-into-a-berth-video

VIDEO: How To – Back into a berth

In the Mediterranean almost all berths are arranged for stern-to mooring and even in the UK the height of many modern craft makes it impossible to get on or off anywhere other than the bathing platform. It’s not really that different to entering a berth bow first, however, the shift…

how-to-leave-berth-using-springs-video

VIDEO: How To – Leave a berth using springs

However, it’s still a useful skill to have in your tool box if your thruster fails or the wind proves too strong for its limited power and duration. Before thrusters, driving ahead or astern against a spring or line was pretty much the norm for getting off a berth, particularly…