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Parking Tip

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:48 pm
by Pete Cooper
When approaching your berth, and have just used reverse to stop the boat, don't be overenthusiastic when selecting neutral. It is easy to over shoot and drop it into forward so by the time you have stepped ashore the boat is doing what seems to be about 20 knots and getting the stern line on quickly has gone from a nice to have to a need it now. I would imagine :oops:

Parking Tip no.2

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:01 pm
by Nick
When reverse parking a wheel-steered boat and standing the 'wrong' side of the wheel, remember when operating the throttle that forwards and astern are reversed.

(thanks to Ocklepoint for this one, passed on in Greece while reversing up to a town quay)