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

Originally Posted by L124C View Post
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.
My idea with coming out a bit quicker was that there would be less time for the bow to be blown toward the dock. Kind of like when flying, a 20 knot crosswind is less stressful when you're coming down final at 120 than it is when you fly final at 60.

IMO, more throttle is seldom the solution.
I very much agree with you, slow is good.

Dale might also try backing in.
We quite often do back in. When I parked the boat the winds would of had us backing downwind and I have found that difficult in the past. With normal wind backing in is fun. Turn early and use prop walk in reverse to "slide" into the slip, wind from astern keeps the bow pointing parallel to the float.


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