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Old 08-02-2012, 11:56 AM
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Docking Golden Rule:

Never approach the dock any faster than you are willing to hit it!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:21 PM
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Saw this in another thread, It was a rental boat at smith mountain lake va. Guess the person that rented it was taught the incorrect way of parking the boat.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:22 PM
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Saw this in another thread, It was a rental boat at smith mountain lake va. Guess the person that rented it was tolk the incorrect way of parking the boat.
What full throttle into the slip? eash...
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:24 PM
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Trying to dry-dock the boat.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:58 PM
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Trying to dry-dock the boat.
Guess he didn't understand that people usually use a lift to do such things...
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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For me the only time I need throttle is if there is a current and or wind. Like mentioned earlier, go out to a calm area and just practice and practice til u get a good feel for it. Over time your
Passengers will be saying ..damn good job. The only time your rudder will work is when water is passing over it. Keep your passengers seated. If they all get up and move to one side Trying to grab the dock ...well then the boat is even more difficult to maneuver and lookin goofy as well.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:18 PM
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All good advice. Two more options:

A - http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...ID=GSHOP_38798

B - Install a trolling motor on the front and use as a bow thruster
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:48 PM
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Here are two good videos on parallel docking. Both have good tips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS_2f...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1iSM...eature=related


This one is titled "Impressive boat handling"... and I'd have to agree! Maybe it has side thrusters or something, but it's impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W36rD...eature=related
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:57 PM
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Docking Golden Rule:

Never approach the dock any faster than you are willing to hit it!
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:04 PM
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Someone on here said it in another thread...

"Go slow look like a pro....go fast look like an A$$ :-)"
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