Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!
A friend of mine just bought a new twin engine 31' powerboat (with bow thruster). I've been helping him get used to it (docking, etc), even though he is an "experienced" boater (smaller power boats). He is a good friend, but I have to say that some people just shouldn't own boats. He has no situational awareness of winds, currents etc, and is totally oblivious to his wake (even though I've told him repeatedly) and my best advice to him is to buy the Gold vessel assist plan. Helping him has explained a lot about what I see happen out on the water and in the marinas.
I had to laugh at the title of the thread because a month or so ago I tried to drive the car like I drive the boat. I was parallel parked and I turned the wheel hard toward the curb and put it in forward in order to kick the stern out.....
SV Laurie Anne
1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse
Last edited by jrd22; 06-15-2013 at 10:31 AM.