We’ve been experimenting to find the center of lateral resistance (CLR) around which the FPB 64 pivots. Laying against a piling is the perfect way to establish CLR location.
If you have a husky rub rail, using a piling to pivot the boat can work really well. With wind or current holding you on the piling, once the piling is forward of the CLR the stern will swing right around with the wind or current. If the piling is aft of the CLR, it is the bow which will be carried down wind or downstream.
On occasion when we’ve been trapped in a tight area with insufficient turning room we’ve used this process to avoid significant embarrassment.