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Old 08-27-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Twins Screws Near New Bern, NC?

As many of you know, we are now back on the water with our Navigator 4200. Our new boat has twins and I have never piloted a twin-screw boat before. As was the case with our last boat, there will be a learning curve. I know there are a few of you guys in and around the Neuse River area. Do any of you have twin engines and nothing to do this weekend that would be interested in giving me some pointers? Bess is out of town on business, so I will be down at the boat learning my way around. It would be a good time to take it out for a spin and do some maneuvers in the river.

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Old 08-27-2015, 10:33 AM   #2
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Hopefully someone can help locally...wont be down that way till December.


But the learning curve for twins is about 20 times easier than a single.


Both my young son and the sons of several of my friends wound up better boat handlers than their dads in just a few years of very part time boating....so maybe computer gaming is a good thing...


Twins are much more intuitive because now you have more of an advantage over the elements than a single without thruster.


My first time with twins (except ships 110 foot plus) was when the broker told me to take my last boat to the fuel dock about 5 miles away. It was still prepurchase and refueling was for the sea trial...he sent along a dockhand to make me feel better...when I asked the dockhand said he had never handled a boat so I was on my own.


Go slow and use the pointers of others...and my bet is you will be fine.


Like most things in life...watch the weather and don't bite off more than you can chew.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:52 AM   #3
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Turn the synchoniser on then forget that you have twins until you are approaching the dock. Then DON'T forget to turn the synchoniser off
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Turn the synchoniser on then forget that you have twins until you are approaching the dock. Then DON'T forget to turn the synchoniser off
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In that case you just sync them by ear.
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:43 AM   #6
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I will probably be available on Sunday. Where's the boat? There's also a good teaching captain in town, Rhys Evans, who gave Ann a few lessons when we first got the Hatteras. Dba Evans Marine Services.
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:19 PM   #7
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I will probably be available on Sunday. Where's the boat? There's also a good teaching captain in town, Rhys Evans, who gave Ann a few lessons when we first got the Hatteras. Dba Evans Marine Services.
Thanks George! We are in Northwest Creek Marina... Sunday would be fine, although I think it would need to be earlier rather than later, but I can adjust my schedule if I need to.

(I send Rhys a Facebook message, but I don't know if he checks FB or not. Do you have any contact info on him for me?)
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:54 PM   #8
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The number we have for Rhys is (252) 637-4835. I'll confirm Sunday or not by tomorrow morning. In the meantime, do some shopping and practice with that grocery cart!
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Hey Tom, sorry, but I just got word Sunday is a no-go.

I will be around all next week, would love to see the new boat!
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:41 PM   #10
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I talked to Rhys... He has a health issue stopping him from big-boating these days, but gave me the name of Larry Lovvern and he would get him in touch with me.

Sorry you can't make it. I still hope to get a lesson before we goto Jamaica. We will be there (here... I am here now) next weekend too (4-day weekend for Labor Day I think). If you are interested, I will pay for a transient night for you at NWCM if you want to bring your Hatt up here next weekend. We'll even take you to dinner :-)
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