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Old 08-25-2011, 12:03 PM   #41
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The boat that does not back up

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dwhatty wrote:SeaHorse II wrote:Having a blue hull, however, necessitates backing in for a year, every other year, to even out the sun fading on the hull. (It just dawned on me by not flipping the boat, I only have to deal with painting one side of the boat when faded.) :imslow:
*Another good reason to have a white hull.

*What is the other one?

Walt, no problem.* Just request the kind of slip I always do.* One that faces East and West* with a huge boat on the South side for shade.* Works great.


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Old 08-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #42
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RE: The boat that does not back up

Found a picture of Moonstruck that I thinks demonstrates why backing in can be a good thing.* This was made at St. Augustine Municipal Marina with a northeast wind.* Notice the sag of the trough of the waves.* Also notice the dock is wet from waves washing over.* It would have been much more uncomfortable with a bow in situation.* Of course it also made it tricky backing in.* Getting a spring line ashore was the key.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:05 PM   #43
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RE: The boat that does not back up

Dark hulls look good, coming or going.



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Old 08-25-2011, 03:43 PM   #44
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Flat a*sed, like most of us (except Nomadwilly of course).
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:55 PM   #45
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RE: The boat that does not back up

Bow in works best for me and my slip.

3' wide finger pier whole lenght of 40+ slip.

Bow in faces morning Sun and Nor East Winds.

Afternoon sun sets early behind condos accross from my slip.

Little wind and no wave action on stern with bow in.

That about covers it.*** JohnP
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:33 AM   #46
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Bow in gives privacy , stern too opens most boats to Dock Zoo.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:45 AM   #47
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Bow in gives privacy , stern too opens most boats to Dock Zoo.
******** Exactly,* Who wants the*aft deck and house doors open to every passing eye!

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #48
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RE: The boat that does not back up

I am surprised that Portuguese asked as he is presently building a*single screw boat?**
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If the condtions are not right then bow first, and later when the conditions are better/improved the turn it around.*
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #49
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RE: The boat that does not back up

Everybody at my marina docks stern in except for some of the dry stack boaters who take a slip for a day or two and don't know how to back it.

You would think it's harder, but because the fairway is so narrow, it's easier to back in. Bow in would take a couple stops and turns. Leaving, from a stern in position, you have to clear the finger pier and other boats, then back and turn or you'll end up against the boats on the other side.
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