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06-05-2007 01:39 PM
cardiacpaul I second the docking thing.
I have never seen a group of fat old balding men move so quickly as when one of them said:

"Oh look, here comes that new guy coming in to dock...nice boat, looks like he's coming in a little fast"
06-04-2007 01:46 PM
sailaway21 Good observation, tenuki. I was down at the marina the other week and was actually surprised at the number of boats I saw with what was obviously damage incurred in docking. One of the best ways to learn boat-handling is on a under-powered boat, you never grow to depend on it. Engines that will not idle well are more of a manoeuvering problem than having an under-powered one. If one observes the average driver attempting to parallel park it is little wonder that ship handling is so poor.
06-03-2007 06:39 PM
tenuki man, when I took sea trials prior to buying my current boat I had to watch/fend while the PO scraped along the boat next to his, cutting the dinghy line and dropping it into the water. It was still attached by the other line, so he just left it floating there and powered off. After watching him the number of cosmetic scratches on the hull at dock lvl became understandable. And this guy wasn't a nube by a long shot...

Now that I'm driving the thing around I can't believe how easy it is to maneuver compared to every other boat I've owned or driven. However, I can't give it more throttle than barely above idle or it takes off like a banshee.. heheh, light air performance has it's penalties..

Biggest mistake people make IMHO: too much power and speed.
06-03-2007 06:33 PM
sailingdog Having a novice dock the boat can be interesting, especially to your insurance premiums...
06-03-2007 11:17 AM
chappyonice I might add a section on docking. Haven't read the whole thread, but it seems that a section on docking your boat might be good for a primer.
05-22-2007 11:24 PM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giulietta
Baitball don't listen to Sailingdog...I mean the man can't even sail a monohull

He needs learning wheels....
While I can sail a monohull, I prefer not to live life at a 20˚ tilt.
05-22-2007 11:01 PM
baitball getting better be in some more, making positive movement just keeping my mouth shut and not telling on my self noooo more (thank god for pfd's).

I'll be there soon. 15 yrs of big wheels, none of ya can out drive me, just turning dreams to reality (how does that really cool quote go about dreams and fantasies) truckheads, cowboys, and sailior really aren't that much different. I'm just adding a new skill to my fun resume, hell, couldn't type a week ago
05-22-2007 10:47 PM
Giulietta Baitball don't listen to Sailingdog...I mean the man can't even sail a monohull

He needs learning wheels....
05-22-2007 10:45 PM
baitball LOL is all I am
05-22-2007 09:50 PM
sailingdog
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitball
Hey man, ya made me stop asking dumb Q's and read deeper with one little Q of your own. DO YOU HAVE A BOAT YET. Like a kid in a candy store I went nuts. As I've always believed silence is wiser than volume.

Your definitions are better than ole man Webster's. Rock On you S'ing Dog
LOL... glad to help.
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