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Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Originally Posted by bljones View Post
dale, you need to run a "bannister" line between the dock and the end piling. a line looped around the bannister will allow you to control the nose of the boat, and an aft line looped around the end piling can be used to turn the stern. rig the lines right, and you don't have to either jump on the boat as it is leaving, or jump on the dock as you are docking.
Excellent suggestion, as I don't think more speed was the answer to Dales problem (post 6). As I read it, more throttle would have increased prop wash, exacerbating the situation. IMO, more throttle is seldom the solution. It was in my OP, because he had no other option at that point, and got VERY lucky. With rare exception, I think its a indication things were not well thought out.
Dale might also try backing in.
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