I have a single screw boat and am looking for ideas on how best to leave the docking scenario in the picture below. It's a long fairway with a short 90 degree leg at the end. LH prop, no thrusters, and single handing (so any spring line placement from any cleat but the midship cleat is difficult).
The only thing I can come up with is the following:
Hard starboard rudder with quick burst of power to get the stern kicking over to port. Then back down as far as I can (less than a full boat length). Then keep doing back & fill clockwise for 270 degrees until my bow is pointed to the left in the picture.
Any other ideas? What if the boat in front of me wasn't there and I could pull forward more, would that give me better options?