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Spend the time to learn how the boat reacts to your input though the controls and you'll be surprised at what you can do within reason, or in a emergency. I will never get my Tayana to turn within it's own length like I do with our 45' hunter, but I can get it to do a 180 in a fairway less than 60' and it's 42' overall including bowsprit; and I'm no sailing wizard.

I am always ready to learn provided there is anything to learn from. So, I have a dinner at our marina's restaurant available for anyone that gets my boat to do that (i.e. turn and go right into the slip) with our usual wind and wave conditions Of course he'd have to sign a contract to pay for any damage to my boat or surrounding boats or docks in the event this does not work out as desired
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You'll never turn and go right in, but if you turn hard starboard, go to reverse and throttle up, that stern will walk right around to port
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Brak...Poopdeck has "BTE" also, so don't take what he says too seriously at this point.
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Of course, one serious advantage of not getting the bow thruster is you won't be totally screwed over when the sucker dies on you on a windy approach to a narrow slip.
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You'll never turn and go right in, but if you turn hard starboard, go to reverse and throttle up, that stern will walk right around to port
I think I mentioned it in this discussion a few times, but I am glad to repeat it.

If I go to reverse and throttle up, stern will walk to starboard, and bow to port Subsequently, I would gain steerageway perhaps in 30-40 seconds. That's not too bad since it takes about that long to make all of the 7 turns of the wheel lock to lock

It's always good to try the boat before making assumptions about her handling. Things aren't always what one expects.
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Of course, one serious advantage of not getting the bow thruster is you won't be totally screwed over when the sucker dies on you on a windy approach to a narrow slip.
I'd be no more screwed than I usually am, which is where I am today It's like saying that one advantage of not getting an engine is that you don't have it die on you when docking, having then to dock using sails.
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I think I mentioned it in this discussion a few times, but I am glad to repeat it. If I go to reverse and throttle up, stern will walk to starboard, and bow to port
You thought you had a RH prop, what you're discribing is the characteristics of a LH prop., I've never seen a RH prop walk to starboard


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You thought you had a RH prop, what you're discribing is the characteristics of a LH prop., I've never seen a RH prop walk to starboard
Yep, it appears both from looks of it and from shaft rotation direction, and from markings on the prop and from what the surveyor said that this is a right hand prop. And yet, without any doubt (tested multiple times) - in reverse boat walks stern to stbd (i.e. counterclockwise).

I stopped looking for explanation to that, to be honest. I just accept that and try to deal with it anyway I can.
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Well hell then, ever think about bow thrusters
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Well hell then, ever think about bow thrusters
haha no, but now that you mention it.
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