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Old 01-26-2012, 08:54 PM
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Stern in is the only way...

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Ok- maybe shame on me for not knowing this cause I've been running boats a while now...

What's the logic of backing into slips vs. pulling straight in?

Is it a larger boat thing?

Stepping on and off via the transom?

The "cool" way to do it?

more for twins or inboards?

required at some marinas?

Perceived better control?

Nose to the incoming wakes/waves?

Some other reason I'm missing?

Give me a clue please. My winter project is to build a new lift (air) for my single engine Pantera. The front pivot type is more common and easier fab but commits you to nose the boat in. I can build a four bar type lift which is always parallel etc but it's more work and at least at this time- I can't see the benefit.
Liars! All Liars! It's to allow everyone in the marina to get to listen to our finely tuned motors that much longer than pulling straight in AND to show how cool we are that we can flick sticks to make 40 ft turn on a dime and slide into a slip while most people are running front to back screaming at their wives to watch the stern then the bow then the stern!!!!,
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:35 PM
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:11 PM
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Liars! All Liars! It's to allow everyone in the marina to get to listen to our finely tuned motors that much longer
True!

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Backing in makes a lot more sense, but sometimes it gets tricky with a single. Stepping off the swim platform is the biggest plus. And how do you get a drunk girlfriend over the bow???
A shove -- it's not until girlfriend turns wife you need to worry about it
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:03 AM
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I like old threads. Only a handful of original posters to this thread are still around. What ever happened to Lutzparty and Miss Amy?
I talk to or PM back and forth with them a few times a year. Last I knew, they only have a ski boat at LOTO now and don't go down as much as they used to.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:18 AM
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I talk to or PM back and forth with them a few times a year. Last I knew, they only have a ski boat at LOTO now and don't go down as much as they used to.
Nice, they were always fun to bs/chat with. Funny how people come and go from the forums but a few stay the course. Maybe I'm just getting old, but threads were good natured and for the love of boating in the old days. Much less clicky too. Funny Phantom Chaos was in the mix back then, I thought he was a newb
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I remember pulling into slips the first year I owned my boat. Didn't know any better. Then the guy I was slipped next to at LOTO gave me some good natured ribbing and told me I needed 2 things if I was going to be a boater instead of a boat owner. First, I needed a set of BAF's (Big A$$ Fenders). Second, I needed to learn how to back into a slip. One of my best memories of boating was spending an afternoon at Bass Point at LOTO learning how to back an 8'6" wide boat into a 10' wide slip.

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:31 AM
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One of my best memories of boating was spending an afternoon at Bass Point at LOTO learning how to back an 8'6" wide boat into a 10" wide slip.
hopefully at HIGH TIDE
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:52 AM
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hopefully at HIGH TIDE
I would say I confused that measurement with something else but my wife knows better.
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