TYING UP TO SHORE
In harbors with limited tidal range and/ ll"ME-2, or steeply shelving bottoms. why not drop the kedge over the stern as you nose up to shore until you are close enough to take a line to a tree or a rock with a dinghy, or swim it ashore? Winch the kedge rode in and adjust the shore line until you're happy with your position. In the tideless Baltic, the Scandi-navians have their bows just about touching the shore. I've also done this in the Med and the Pacific Northwest. I like to go in bow first so as not to risk damaging the rudder should the bottom shoal suddenly.
2. 3. 1. Bow line made fast to sturdy tree or rock ashore Boat balanced between kedge and shore line Kedge dropped over transom as you approach shore.