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Old 09-11-2003, 02:12 PM
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Agree with Uncle Toys. Protect the drives. Easier to fix gelcoat chips then steel.
 
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Old 09-11-2003, 02:14 PM
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I have a different reason for backing in, at least at home. After most runs, I remove the props so that the propshafts can be greased; thus, retarding corrosion to the shaft' seal area.
Besides, it prevents theft of the props ([email protected] 3,000 each)
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Power boaters back in (because they can). Sailbotes bow in.
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Old 09-11-2003, 02:22 PM
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Here at the mid-west coast most people back into slips at resturants and bars with performance boats, usually because the slip is shorter than the boat. Since you usually have mid ship and stern cleats it's easier to secure the boat, at least with mine.

When they put them on the lift at their house or marina they nose them in because they are fully protected by the dock. You don't see 1 out of 100 performance v's or cats backed onto a lift here.

Only the larger cruisers back into their home slips here because that is how they board their boat.
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Old 09-11-2003, 03:26 PM
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We back in for the following reasons.

1. It sounds better hearing the exhaust echoing off the dock.

2. Easier to reach the cooler and adjust the tunes.

3. And it looks so good when we can grab both sides of a dock with 10+ boats tied up stern in.


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Old 09-11-2003, 03:34 PM
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REAL MEN BACK IT IN!
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Docks are too short. I would have to swim in to tie up if i didnt back up
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Old 09-11-2003, 04:06 PM
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Easier to get into, easier to get on and off, makes it look like I can break 50, and have you tried getting 5 gals onto a boat at one time over the side or front?
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Those that can..........do....
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Bow out! I only park bow in if I'm its just for a second. I wouldn't want anyone to see me.

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