Friday, August 14, 2009

How to parallel park a skiff

The generally accepted method for approaching the wharf in the skiff has two steps. First, a sweeping turn 15 feet away. Second, allowing the momentum to carry you the remaining distance.

When sternman Mikey steers, it happens a bit differently. First, head straight towards the wharf at high speed, causing all aboard to worry. Second, ignore any verbal warnings given by passengers. Third, at the last possible second swing the outboard all the way to starboard and give it the gas. Fourth, laugh at the passengers as the skiff slides right into place.


  1. there's a lot more steps to the alternate method, but it certainly sounds a bit more interesting

  2. I pick method A. Those cowboys are too hard on the nerves.