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post #6 of Old 07-02-2009
k1vsk
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Everybody has a slightly different way of doing the same thing but in all cases, remember this -
The wind is your friend; don't try fighting it as you will always lose and more so when there is not enough water flowing past the rudder to make it affect the boat's position.

You want to minimize the effect of the prop while maximizing the effect of the rudder.

In the diagram you included, my bow would tend to slip toward the other boat making it difficult to make that turn without either holding the bow in or backing quickly enough to preclude prop-walk by starting at high rpm and shifting into neutral thereby eliminating prop walk as the boat drifts out under control of the rudder.
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