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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Wheel hard to starboard and rev the engine for about 6 seconds then idle. This usually kicks the stern to starboard and the bow to port.
Assuming a right hand prop, the prop walk will be working against you in this step. I agree with imagine2frolic that backing out would be best in this case, since you could easily pivot turn to starboard before backing down the fairway, using the pivot turn procedure here: Sailing Lessons, Sailboat Docking and Anchoring. Or you could continue the pivot for 270 degrees and go out in forward.

Last edited by Bryan53; 08-17-2008 at 05:13 PM.
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