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cworthy posted 05-28-2015 07:43 AM ET (US)   Profile for cworthy  
I am about to launch my 2008 Outrage 210 for the first tie this weekend and have been contemplating how to secure it to the marina dock. With my previous boat, a Dauntless 180, I docked it stern first. This passengers to get aboard without having to climb over the bow rail (if I had been bow first). The Dauntless had two convenient stern cleats that allowed me to crisscross the two stern lines to the dock.

I would like to dock my Outrage in a similar fashion, but it does not have the same cleat arrangement. Instead, the stern cleats are further forward and on the gunnel. Will I be able to use the stern lines crisscrossed in a similar fashion now? Should I consider using the stern lifting eyes instead?

Any experiences you can share are much appreciated.

fno posted 05-28-2015 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Your stern cleats will cause your crossed lines to rub on your motor if left to the back. Forward of the motor is a shallow angle and the front lines will need to keep the motor off the dock. It can be done well, use your imagination.
deepwater posted 06-03-2015 03:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
im sure you can see how your boat will lay along a given dock and the tiedowns wont be there long so whats the worry,,criss crossing is a waste of time unless it for along time with high tides and waves
contender posted 06-03-2015 10:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Depending on the size and shape of the dock is what matters in docking a boat, Yes I would use the rear lifting rings for a tie off if you want to cross lines however the rope will probably rub on the engine and soon leave a mark. Is this a public dock or is it yours behind your home? And how much does the tide change in your neck of the woods?
cworthy posted 06-03-2015 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for cworthy    
My boat is docked at a public marina and I generally only get out on the weekends. The tides run pretty good with difference of ~5-6 feet or so.

I worked on a number of line configurations and ultimately settled on tying off to the lifting eyes. The lines are not crossed as the locations of the cleats are not conducive to it.

I took a good look around the marina I noticed that every other center console had stern cleats similar to my previous boat, a Dauntless. I understand the Outrage's cleats are out of the way, but not very convenient.

tedious posted 06-03-2015 06:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for tedious  Send Email to tedious     
Are you on a floating, or a fixed dock? I'd guess the latter, with a 6 foot tide. If so, there's no reason to worry about crossing the lines, and the stern lifting eyes should work fine.


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