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What's up with backing into slips??

Old 01-27-2012, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by audacity
on top of the above mention reasons....i was once told that backing into a slip was to welcome visitors and pulling in forward was to indicate that you were going to keep to yourself.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 PM
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I rack n launch my boat, if you come back late, back the boat in, they pull it out in the morning and put it away -- pull it in forward, they leave it in the water because you are either sleeping in it or will be back for it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:04 PM
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if you back in and then step off your swim platform, you stay dry.
If you pull in and step off your swim platform, you get wet.
Some people are like Slinkies - Not really good for anything, but they
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:27 PM
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Most marinas make it virtually impossibly to slip a boat bow in. Trying to get off the boat, you'd be 4' or more from the nearest dock, meaning, wet. There was no dock where he'd step out, like most marinas.

I had to go stern in last year in the wind. 10' slip, maybe, and only a finger for egress. Even at only 22', backing in with a single Alpha 3 blade is just not fun. Twins rule. I backed in a 34' Sea Ray once with twins and it was so easy. But it's far more sociable and fun to tie up stern in.
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If I back in my boat, There is no way I'm able to get off of my boat. With the bracket and motors, I would have to be a long jumper. No offense to the people who think backing in a boat is way cooler, but i'm past the age of trying to look cool. I need to impress myself and nobody else ( I think the captain of that cruise ship off of Italy was trying to look cool and impress people and that didn't really work out so well )
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