Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor
I keep my speed to a minimum,only enough to maintain steerage,at that speed I find plenty of time to handle the shift,throttle,&tiller. I reserve reverse for my screw ups!Besides at slow speeds I can stop it.---Dale
I also try to keep my speed very low. Problem I have is I normally have a 25 knot wind blowing me directly into my slip. I go in bow first and need to basically power into the slip using reverse to counter the 25 knot wind. The wind somtimes is also trying to blow me off the slip so I hit reverse to use prop walk to bring the boat up to the dock. With crew on board I would have little problem, but when single handed it can be difficult as once I get the boat stopped and against the dock, I need to get off quick to tie her down before the wind takes control.