Having been the proud owner of Tisca, a little Sumatra 755, for a year now and acknowledging I am still a beginner, I thought I had got the hang of mooring and unmooring(?), but twice in the last few days I've been pinned against the quay heading by a relatively gentle wind. I had thought that pushing the stern out using full left lock (both times I was moored port side to the quay) and engine in forward would then allow me to reverse out far enough to use the bow thruster to bring the bow round and gently move off to nods of approval from any onlookers.
The reality this week has been some frantic backwarding and forwarding with a lot of engine revving as the wind returned the stern to the quay.
Can anyone please advise a foolproof method of moving off in such circumstances?