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Old 04-22-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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Bayliner 3055 Into The Slip by South Mountain Yachts

I can't do that with one engine... ;(


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Old 04-22-2013, 04:27 AM   #2
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I don't get it? My 2 year old granddaughter can do that :-) Why isn't he backing it in like a real captain. 3055 are twin engine boats....easy to make them crawl like a caterpillar.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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funny, "the wind" blew my boat starboard into the bow anchor of a docked boat, as I was "busy in deep conversations with a guy on the dock...how rude of that wind? ", thereby scratching my gel coat off the side of my boat line a new pin strip....

So, in a tight marina like that, Anchors in, is actually a safer deal.

That danforth anchor is nothing but a battening ram.....


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The marina is dead calm. Not a lick of wind and no apparent tide or current. And he STILL has to rub the roller on the corner of the dock. i'll be impressed when he takes a single and BACKS IT IN with a 10kt. cross wind and 1 ft. of chop. That is a normal day in my marina. BTW, with a single, an Edson steering ball is your friend. all the way Stbd, then quick bump into FWD, then all the way port and quick bump into revers, and repeat over and over and you'd be surprised how tight you can turn a single.
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makes me tired just reading that...... ;(
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You can do that with a single and should also be able to back in, especially with training wheels and twins. My finger piers are only 30' long so bow in makes doesn't work. Unless we want to climb up on the side deck. I back in between two 65' houseboats which are the only boats that bow in. I prefer the stern at the dock so we can socialize with everyone.
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We've all had our good days docking and our bad days. Seen even the best of the best lose it a bit under the worse of conditions. Bow and stern thrusters definitely help as well as really good controls and cables, I wish I had them, but I don't. In this marina I see the side deckwalks, well thats nice. In mine, its just the pylons between the boats and bumpers are usually a must when crosswinds are in play.
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Agreed Shrew. I back my single with the same conditions your talking about, here in the Chesapeake. I am really impressed with the Bravo III backing in. You can actually move the stern "sideways". Much different from my other boat that had a Bravo I. Twins obviously make it a lot easier, add a bow thruster and your cheating. lol

Edson steering ball. Hmmmm. Never thought about that. Good idear! Going to have to try that out.
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