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Old 03-03-2019, 07:18 PM
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Just having fun practicing in a tight slip. Yeah, I know there’s no wind or current but first time at the helm on this one and totally blind on the dock side. Testing out the drone angles and kept off the thruster to make it a little interesting at least... please no negative comments. It’s for fun, and it’s free.
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03-03-2019, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
Not impressed. So many technological advances. Show me some docking with a single screw and no bow thruster.

how about you do the same?
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Looks like fun.
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Looking good, the more you do it the better you get.
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Not impressed. So many technological advances. Show me some docking with a single screw and no bow thruster.
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It will become second nature. I can back my 37 footer in and tie her up by myself.
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Nice job, looks good to me.
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Nicely done single handed!
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Rent two slips. I have a feeling the owner can afford it ;-)
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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
Not impressed. So many technological advances. Show me some docking with a single screw and no bow thruster.

how about you do the same?
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Nicely done.
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Nice job. Showoff! Thought you nailed it the first two times.
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This is how you dock a boat!

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Old 03-04-2019, 04:30 AM
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Looks nicely done. Funny your slip neighbor came out and started finding things to do on his boat. Must have been having a heart attack.
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Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
Looks nicely done. Funny your slip neighbor came out and started finding things to do on his boat. Must have been having a heart attack.
My heart rate would be elevated too. Nuck, early in the video I noticed that you had hung fenders from the stbd side to protect your boat from the finger dock, but there were several approaches that were too close for comfort to the neighbor's boat, with not a fender in sight!

A suggestion for next time is to hang fenders on both sides, and maybe even give the neighbor a heads-up?

I applaud you for practicing though. My neighbor (in an Azimut no less) needed practice. Fortunately for me, when he hit me his boat suffered the damage and all I had to do was remove his gelcoat from my rubrail screws. From that point fwd I kept fenders between us...
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Your boat? Nice Job! Where is that marina?
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Good work, you got that no problem.
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nice job. One suggestion, good fenders make good neighbors.
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The artestry of properly docking a boat with a bow thruster can be be just as fun to watch as without, same can be said for a single screw. When I have a thruster onboard I think it is totally fun to make a perfectly coordinated parallel departure from a dock. Engines at the exact right RPM, rudder hard over, thruster engaging as needed to keep it leaving the dock perfectly parallel. I've always enjoyed the finer points of boat handling near docks, no matter what kind of boat. Have not really had any meaningful time on the newest outboard boats with joysticks and engines turning all over the place, but with the engines rapidly going left and right and the rpms up and the engines bouncing in and out of gear so much I have yet to see how it can be done elegantly.
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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
Not impressed. So many technological advances. Show me some docking with a single screw and no bow thruster.
Sorry you're not impressed - Do you have some videos with single screw and no bow thruster? It would be entertaining if I made one of those.
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Originally Posted by peterg45 View Post
nice job. One suggestion, good fenders make good neighbors.
Agreed on the fenders - the boat next to me was one of my listings so no one was offended in the making of the movie . Kept fenders off so it looked like the Captain was confident. Thank you for watching.

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