At my marina, I notice that nearly all sail boats are moored bows to whereas motor boats tend to go stern to. I've been merrily (and somewhat nervously) practising reversing in all season. My boat (a Bav 40) has a transom designed for ease of entry and it seems a shame to climb over the side by going bows to. However, given that the boat is about 8 ft longer than the pontoon, is it safer, in time of strong winds, to moor bows to? I don't have a bow thruster - do you think that's the reason most choose to go bows to? Is bows to just a privacy thing?