Boat size VS Docking alone ???
One of the features I search when I buy a boat is the layout as far as the ability of docking the boat alone. When I mean alone I mean all by my self. I have owned 7 boats till now but all of them were below 27 feet and I could easily dock them by my self. I am in the process of upgrading to a 32 to 36 ft boat and I was wondering if you people dock your boats alone like me.
The main reason I want to be able to dock my boat alone is that I want to have the ability to go for a small trip (lets say 3 to 5 miles) alone on a working day for example and charge MY "batteries" for the next working day. No wife, no kids, no dog... just me and a glass of wine!!!
Which is the size according to your opinion that one MUST have help when docking....
To ease the discussion I understand that different kinds of boats (Fly, Open, HardTop, etc...) is a very important factor for the specific purpose, as it is the way of docking (bow, stern, side, etc...) in a marina. Finally I understand that there are many products outhere (Bow & stern thrusters, remote, etc..) that help the process of docking.
So the question is... which is the size that one person can feel confident and stress free when docking alone ?
Nick 1150 from Athens
Searching for our new 32 - 36 ft cruiser-fishing boat