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Old 08-21-2007, 01:11 PM
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I know that I "brag" way too much on this forum, but I have to tell this one (recurring) story.

As most of you know, I keep my boat in a marina on Lake Travis near Carlos'N Charlie's. I prefer to pickup my "crew" at Carlos'N Charlies at 1:00 on Sat and Sun afternoons. CnC has better parking than my marina, and it's a great place to gather while we wait for everyone to arrive.

My story is simply the oohs and aahs and handshakes that I get everytime I BACK INTO one of the courtesy slips at CnC.

Although the dock cleats are placed for backing in, most boats pull into the slips. The boats that pull in never look right in the slips.

So, here I come in a beautiful 31-foot Cigarette Bullet with my HP500s sounding good. The restaurant/bar overlooks the slips, so everyone is looking at me. I expertly back into an open slip, jump out of the boat, and tie it off like it was nothing.

I have other boaters smile and tell me that I am making them look bad! I back in a 31-foot Cig and they have to pull in with their 23-foot Baja!

It is a wonderful feeling. Second only to the feeling I have when I leave CnC with a boatload of hotties!


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Old 08-21-2007, 01:22 PM
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Thats cool man. Working for a marina I was the one who always picked up and took home the customers boats so i got real good at backing the big sport yachts and motor yachts into the slip. Felt good when I took a boat home and picked up the owners and they would just tell me to drive and park it for them cause I was better at it. Nice to know there is something I can do!
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Clay, you have got to tell those women to quit blowing smoke up your azz, It's going to your head!
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:48 PM
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If you cant back a 31' with twins in more easily than a 23 single, there is something seriously wrong. The bigger the boat the easier it gets

Singles, especially those with a big prop/HP like mine are a pain to back in, I don't even try if there is a fair cross wind. Mine just crabs in whatever direction the prop is facing.
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I always found docking a boat with twins much easier than a single. The most difficult being an inboard ski boat because if its lack of steering in reverse.
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Originally Posted by Wobble View Post
If you cant back a 31' with twins in more easily than a 23 single, there is something seriously wrong. The bigger the boat the easier it gets

Singles, especially those with a big prop/HP like mine are a pain to back in, I don't even try if there is a fair cross wind. Mine just crabs in whatever direction the prop is facing.
Exactly! And that's the funny part. It is much easier to back in a heavy boat with twins than a light boat with a single engine. Especially in a crosswind!

Fortunately for me (and my ego), most people don't know that. They just think that I am an awesome driver with a cool boat!
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They just think that I am an awesome driver with a cool boat!
No, they think your the captain of a sleek tuna trawler.
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