When stepping the mast on a boat for the first time, what lucky charm is traditionally put under the mast as it is lowered into the step fitting?
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Congratulations to Capt. Len Coffee, Metairie, LA who correctly answered last week’s question about using a spring line when being pushed off a dock by wind and or current. “The best way to bring a boat alongside in this situation is to run a mid-forward spring from an amidship’s cleat to bollard or cleat on the dock near the stern. Motoring forward will force the boat to move sideways and up against the float or pier where bow, stern lines and an after spring can be. rigged.”