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Re: Walks to Port in reverse.
I agree with silvio, excluding wind or current as a factor, bumping it in and out of Neutral will help. Just to get some movement.
If I'm alone, ( I have a dock) I will often walk my boat out of the slip until the stern is in the fairway, with the engine on and in neutral. Then I board and engage reverse. The prop walk to port is then my friend, pointing my bow down the fairway.
There's prop walk..and then there's also prop wash.. If your stern pulls to port in reverse ( right hand propeller) You can put the rudder to port to help counteract.
If you were to put the rudder over to starboard, which is instinctual, you actually make the prop walk worse because it's washing against the rudder.
( I think I have stated this correctly.)
Last edited by Tempest; 04-19-2012 at 09:57 AM.