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Old 03-29-2018, 04:52 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Keysdisease;649644]Cockpit controls can be very handy" We visited Hopper Island in 2016 for this event, quite a show!
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:05 PM   #22
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“Lord, give me the strength to leave this alone”.

Now don’t be a hater, I know your jealous of all the thru hulls I have, all the extra maintenance I have to do, all the steering stations I have, all the fuel I need to carry and now the fabulous portable docking station that I can anchor the boat 300 feet from the dock, raise the anchor and bring to boat right to the dick so I can board. How many times would that have been nice after some beers. LMFAO

Bones the remote is water proof and they tell me it will float.

Sunchaser The PO installed the Docking Master, I bought a new remote from the company. The engines are Cummins QSM11, 705 hp. Cruise at 17+ knots. After following Extremely Slow Hand for a few miles going to Ft Pierce running one engine and that in neutral part of the time I realize I need more speed probably because I’m old .
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:41 PM   #23
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I think a cockpit throttle control is a great idea.


It's has been on my project list for quite some time. I have a removable tiller for cockpit steering, and throttle/shift control would make single handed docking in windy conditions so much easier.

It would mean I wouldn't have to move to loop the spring line over the dock cleat.
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:42 PM   #24
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I don’t mean to appear cocky, but I think we have a typo on our hands.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:16 AM   #25
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Some people really love their boat.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:52 AM   #26
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Cockpit controls can be very handy

Glad not to have "hot dog" boaters here.
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:51 AM   #27
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Docking Master looks pretty nice...

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“Lord, give me the strength to leave this alone”.

Bones the remote is water proof and they tell me it will float.
I spoke to the guy at Docking Master and he said that the range is about 300 feet, but didn't say what happens when you go beyond that...

Said the cost of the unit is about $7800 and goes up from there, depending on what model you get and the complexity of the install.

I'm glad it floats because, with my luck, mine would be on the bottom in no time.

I'm not sure I'd try any James Bond maneuvers with it though.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:27 AM   #28
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Glad not to have "hot dog" boaters here.
These guys go on tour as a number of towns / cities on the Chesapeake have boat docking contests. Crisfield was where it started at the Labor Day crab derby. They are referred to as "Chesapeake Cowboys".

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After all the input, Im installing the cockpit control. Will take a few weeks to get, and I'll report back on after I get some time with it.
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