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Old 11-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #21
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Walking a Boat

I thought this was about throwing someone a line when the wind is up and have them walk your boat to the slip. like a dog on a leash

Shows what I know.

I have had my boat walked many a time.

sure makes it easy to dock.

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:14 PM   #22
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RE: Walking a Boat

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I thought this was about throwing someone a line when the wind is up and have them walk your boat to the slip. like a dog on a leash
*I admit that was the first image that came to mind.

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:19 PM   #23
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It's OK Mark...that's what thrusters are for.....make life easier and possibly more enjoyable.....just like second engines..


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Old 11-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #24
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RE: Walking a Boat

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It's the people who use the thruster in lieu of the rudder all the time even in open water that are the true bozos in my book.
*No disagreement here.

The longest time I've used the thruster was to make a 200-degree turn in the marina: about two four-second bursts.* When docking it might be three or four half-second bursts.* Managed without*the thruster*(sometimes clumsily) for several months when*it wasn't working.
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