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Winch Berthing Assistance

Our berth is quite tricky to access due to wind and tides and being in our sixties we look for any way of making life easier!

Our current method is to nose in to the pontoon where Anne lowers down onto the pontoon from the port hull taking 2 lines one aft and one to the fore and walking the boat in to the berth as I apply a little power to the starboard engine and pull in on the aft line. Having seen the tankers berth in Milford Haven I realised that this could be partially mechanised by the addition of an  electric winch.

Pictures and details to follow.