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Old 11-03-2013, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by OCCJoe
I posted it because I though it was funny. And the reason it is funny is because it can happen to any one of us at any time. The wind is blowing like hell. But he did make some bad decisions
Amen to that, that was some tight quarters to. One other thing if he is spinning props in (like me) it is an absolute MO-FO to get the boat to split shift and pivot. The boat walks to the side like that and the slightest breeze makes it even MORE fun lol




I wouldnt say he has no clue . . . . some days ya just cant stick the landing (or take off lol) . . . . been there done that
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:43 AM
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Single engine boat. If the wind is blowing in that hard, let it carry the bow over and just back the damn thing out.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:28 PM
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We have a 29 baja outlaw single. True 29 feet of fun around the docks. I can relate to this guys situation. I am much better after 7 years but that first two were stressful.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:42 PM
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Even on a calm day my 28 with a pad bottom is very hard to maneuver. in reverse.boat will not turn. Whichever way the prop is facing it just drags the whole boat sideways. My buddies 27 pachanga is not like that at all and is easy to drive around the docks.
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Originally Posted by C_Spray
Single engine boat. If the wind is blowing in that hard, let it carry the bow over and just back the damn thing out.
True, and this works. Can't tell for sure due to the controls being below the line of sight of the video; but driving a single engine boat in those conditions normally requires quite a bit of inputs, often quickly in completely opposite directions; and goosing the throttle to make a trajectory change.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:17 PM
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I thought he was driving an inboard at first with the way he was backing up. Like said a little gas at the right time would have got him straightened out or just pushing the bow over when leaving the slip would have helped out a lot. Nice marina though. Look at all the people that came out to make sure he didn't hit anything.
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Originally Posted by Wobble
Even on a calm day my 28 with a pad bottom is very hard to maneuver. in reverse.boat will not turn. Whichever way the prop is facing it just drags the whole boat sideways. My buddies 27 pachanga is not like that at all and is easy to drive around the docks.

I know this pain.
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In a true 28 running a single with a 34" wheeeel makes docking very interesting. I know I could have did better than that...gotta quick wheel crank both forward and reverse and mayybe use the big lever...he did neither.
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Originally Posted by JRider
In a true 28 running a single with a 34" wheeeel makes docking very interesting. I know I could have did better than that...gotta quick wheel crank both forward and reverse and mayybe use the big lever...he did neither.
You ought'a try a single Volvo DPX with an E4 (have no idea what it is but its there biggest and prolly in the twenty eight pitch range) in a light twenty four footer. Way interesting when idle speed and excellent prop bite are quite high lol

yea i bet 34" is fun
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I can relate. Try manuvering around the docks with wind, and a strong current. O ya and i have a crash box tranny
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