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Old 03-14-2003, 11:32 PM
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my wife likes driving the boat, docking ..............not yet!!! She does well. I like to sit back and watch the faces as we blow past!!!

She always drives when me and the Captain (Morgan), have a meeting of the minds and he wins!!!

Raced a Velocity back from lunch one day she definitely held her own!!!
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Old 03-14-2003, 11:44 PM
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We have been doing that for 20 years.
It started with our first boat.
Michelle learned to launch and drive the boat when we skied.
As we got bigger boats she always launched and docked.
The largest was a 34 foot Scarab.
Some of the guys tell me she actually handles the boat better then me.
 
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My wife has always launched, loaded and docked the boat. She loves to volunteer to take her friends for beverage runs. I hate it when they come back with a bunch of beads. She is real comfortable up to 70 - 75 and hit 90 once last year. She will get some more high speed practice this year and I think she will see the century mark.
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April started in the Lil' boat:
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It wasn't long before she wanted to upgrade :
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Cristy will get a crack at it this summer... :
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:55 AM
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I'm another woman boat owner......

I drive and dock the boat.

However.......I did purchase a different boat with twin motors at the end of lake season this last summer. SO I still need a couple lessons from Gordo before I take off with just my girlfriends in this boat.
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i got dre' into runing our poker run AT boat last year...and started her racing the 1 design series in the GLSCS. she's looking forward to driving the f2-21 boat this year on some test runs. i hope we have time for a few poker runs this year!!!
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My girlfriend never set foot on a boat before we started dating... I started her off just with driving out in the open waters just to get the feel of the boat. Next, I had her work with the boat by nosing it up to a bouy, bow first and then to the sides, that was out in the open water area, just so she could get the feel of the throttle and how the boat responds. This led to her being able to drop me off at the dock and pick me up.. Then she was able to put the boat on and off the trailer without any problem. One thing at a time seemed to be the key so to build confidence. It makes life so much easier having a second hand. I know some woman that have been boating for years, but are scared straight to get behind the wheel.... for some, it's just not instinctive..... Again, it just makes it so much easier having another helping hand....... Good Luck!!!!
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