Originally Posted by markpierce
I'm not looking forward to my first Mediterranean-style docking.
Practice practice practice ...
At your own or an empty slip just practice backing in and using a pair of crossed stern lines. Succeed and repeat.
When you are comfortable backing in, drop the hook about a boat length out from where the bow will sit when docked. Practice practice practice.
Thousands of boats do it all over the world everyday, hundreds do it here in FLL.
Practice when conditions are perfect and traffic is non existent, who cares if it doesn't go right the first few dozen tries? It's a hobby.