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post #7 of Old 06-27-2012
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Re: Beastly boat to manuever

Originally Posted by amyspins View Post
Thanks All! Looks like I'll be out in the harbor on low wind days - going in circles backwards! -

I appreciate the advice - Capt Aaron- after watching me try to get the sailboat out of the slip - I don't think any of the big power boat owners in the marina are going to offer me time at the helm!!

I'll just practice practice practice! Thanks

Practice will make perfect for sure. But don't be afraid to ask someone. You may be surprised. The guy with the big boat that is good at driveing it will probably enjoy showing you what he know's. My family has a 40 foot single screw dive boat wih a lot of windage. after driving that around I found whipping little sailboats around was a lot easier. When I get off the tug, the dive boat is real easy to whip around. What ever you do, it's the repitition that will be key. You'll get it.

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