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Old 03-19-2005, 11:02 PM
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I tell my students: "If you do everything correctly and you're STILL out of control, aim for something CHEAP!"
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:47 AM
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I was never into that go fast into the dock thing - and then stop abruptley.
Had to back into my dock - transom first. Got to the point I could idle her in about 1/4 the way, shut off the engine and jump over the deck to grab the bow lines (attatched to the poles of the dock) while the boat slid the rest of the way into dock - tie up the front before the transom hit the dock.
I loved how the B/W tranny shifted at those low speeds with the TRS drive.
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:55 AM
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Captn Ron I aint swab I'll take it slow, but I'll drive right up on the trailer. I can do that part fast, but coming to the dock is nice and gentle, especially when rafting up, just out of respect to the other boaters.
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:25 AM
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Once I brought my Hustler in from running hard out in the ocean with all three Blackhawks locked in forward. Idled all the way in to American Offshore before I realized I had no reverse!
Didn't hurt anything, but it was not pretty.
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literally "into" american offshore
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I share these words of wisdom with anyone who boats with me...

FLESH BEFORE FIBERGLASS
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:41 AM
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I'll take boat ramp stories over docking stories anytime.
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