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Re: Docking for Dummies
Going out, burst of engine throttle to get the boat moving then reduce or neutral and you should have better steerage.
This is what the previous owner did to get out of the slip, and it worked fine when I had him with me. On my own, I screwed it up somehow. It's nerve-racking when surrounded by my neighbor's boats.
(I've been looking for a buoy to practice on, but I can't find one. Making one looks a little complicated - if there's an easy tip here let me know)
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