I was greatly tested this past weekend after returning from my annual shrimp/fishing trip in the San Juanís. I tried to return to our marina with my mathers controls acting up (hopefully I have fixed the issue.) when I put the port engine in reverse gear it went into gear and jumped to 1300 rpms (with all the fun of black smoke from fuel overload.) I knew I was going to have to limp into the dock because of this with a 15-18knot wind.
Only to go to turn the corner into the marina from the Snohomish river and canít get in because of two guys which I can only assume have been drinking all day, doing circles (rudder hard right.) in the narrow opening. There were 3 boats waiting to get in and all us in the river and with the wind. This lasted for 10 minutes until a someone was kind enough to help them out of the way with their dingy.
It was a test in patients for sure.