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post #53 of Old 01-20-2014
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Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Sometime the trick is to go with the flow. My boat has a rather tall bow, and if the wind catches it, can spin around quite quickly. The other day this happened as I was backing out of the slip, rotating the bow in totally the opposite direction to the one I wanted to go in (back down the fairway instead of up it.). So I just went that way for a bit, and then turned around using back and fill. Anyone observing would think I just wanted some turning practice.

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