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post #13 of Old 06-27-2012
Sea Dawg
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Re: Beastly boat to manuever

Good advice on "prop walk". Add to that you need to learn to only expect the rudder to turn the boat when there's water moving across it. On your approach use it one last time before there's no flow across it. As stated above, don't rely on rudder in the astern direction if possible....mostly ineffective. Add to that, your use of engine needs to be in short but strong bursts. Sometimes a skipper will think it needs to be slow and gentle when a quick short burst will have the desired effect.
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