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Old 06-27-2015, 10:59 PM   #7
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City: St. Pete, FL
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Vessel Name: Seaweed
Vessel Model: Schucker mini-trawler
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You're absolutely correct. Being able to solo dock was one of the major non-negotiables when boat shopping. Seaweed has pilothouse doors on both port and starboard so docking (along side, I'm not good at slips/not enough experience) is a snap.

I did have to install adequately sized cleats. The ones outbound, aft of the doors are only suitable for a fender. Dinky little toy things (5") whereas the new ones are 8" and forward of the doorway.

Still, I'm amazed by how well some can handle their larger boats.
Janice aboard Seaweed, living the good life afloat...
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