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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.
Prop walk is something you have to work with, rather than against. Treat it as a Zen sorta thing and life will be much more harmonious.
Also, as PorFin mentioned above, it helps to take the boat out on a dead calm day and practice "using" the prop walk. It often helps to set a little temporary buoy (maybe a fender with some line and a little weight as an anchor), so you have a reference point for your maneuvers. Try backing from a dead stop at various throttle settings, then doing the same thing in forward. If the boat walks to port in reverse, it should walk to starboard in forward (although, prop walk in forward is often less pronounced). Also try idling forward (like you're coming up to the dock) and then "goosing" the engine a bit in reverse to see what the prop walk is like when you have to suddenly stop (such as when you misjudge your momentum while docking).
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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