Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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Apparently he had come to visit my neighbor. I used short bursts of power in reverse, then forward, then reverse, etc with the rudder hard to starboard and spun by boat around in it's own length and proceeded out of the fairway while yelling at the offending captain to get his f'ing boat out of my slip.
I actually impressed myself, and my boat buddies thought I was a GOD.
This is a maneuver we teach all of our students. Works for right hand drives - most direct drives. Many saildrives are left hand screws, so the maneuver is done to port. You should not need to use much throttle.
It is hard to drive the bow through wind, so it requires fairly calm conditions.
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