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Old 03-02-2004, 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by Offshoreracr
Back it in. Easier loading and unloading. Everbody needs to be able to handle their boat that well.
Hardly anybody backs in around here... So it's a COOL thing
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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Hardly anybody backs in around here... So it's a COOL thing
That is right.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:00 PM
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We always back in so that we can follow what's happening on the docks around us. Makes for a much more fun and social experience. It also makes for much easier entry. Many boats over here in europe, including our cruiser, has as mentioned, a Passerelle on the back, much easier boarding, and the docks are not very long. In the performance boats, it's also pretty cool when fireing up In our marina we think you're an asocial and weird sociopath if you go in bow first Gotta love local un-written rules

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by A.O. Razor View Post
In our marina we think you're an asocial and weird sociopath if you go in bow first Gotta love local un-written rules
I park on the tee head, the slip hangers can't figure out if I'm comin or going

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:36 PM
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How else are you going to show off your chrome plated headers ?
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:45 PM
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+1 Gerry....

Usually the finger piers don't stick out long enough to get off the boat straight in, and if you have any nautical sense you always back in.....

Only people I've seen pull straight in are those who usually are unable to handle their boats, or they're small enough to get away with it...

Also, would you want all your heavy artillery out in the open for some bone head to whack it and go, oh I'm sorry....

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Old 01-26-2012, 03:00 PM
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+1 Gerry....

Usually the finger piers don't stick out long enough to get off the boat straight in, and if you have any nautical sense you always back in.....

Only people I've seen pull straight in are those who usually are unable to handle their boats, or they're small enough to get away with it...

Also, would you want all your heavy artillery out in the open for some bone head to whack it and go, oh I'm sorry....
+100. If you have a larger boat, most of the slips are not long enough to be able to get off the boat from the bow as mentioned previously. Plus its much easier boarding from the swimplatform or sun pad.

Most of the slips at the dock bars or waterside restaurants I have been to, atleast 5 to 10 feet of my boat is past the piles into the open water, depending on the place.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:09 PM
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More control backing in as well. Having your pivot point closer to the dock makes it easier....
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:27 PM
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On our boat, it is sooooo much safer to step off of the swim platform onto the dock, rather than to try to climb out over the bow, especially if the lake is rough. In fact, in the case of my folks, I don't think that they could even get out over the bow, let alone climb back in if we pulled in bow first. Unfortunately my 32 has a single, so it is a bit of a handfull, but with twins, anybody should be able to back in fairly easily. It really has nothing to do with being cool.
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