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The other time this approach is useful is with a twin screw (catamaran) boat when one engine is out. Prop walk is nothing by comparison.
There is one other caveat: if you are backing quickly (even 2 knots) and hit the gas to either get out of a blown approach or to slow down in the slip, the boat will turn away from the functioning engine uncontrollably for at least a 90 degree turn. Thus, you must go very slowly on the final approach. Honestly, it's wiser to pull in, fix the engine, and then turn the boat.
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