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Old 01-19-2022, 08:10 AM   #12
rslifkin
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Originally Posted by mvweebles View Post
I'm a fan of single engines, but make no mistake: they have shortcomings when it comes to close-quarter maneuvers. Threads like these seem to have a vocal contingent suggesting "once you learn the secrets, they are easy-peasy." There are definitely tips and tricks that make it easier and less stressful (and a thruster can be a God-send), but they are not all created equal and not all docking situations can be conquered.

I like my twins. But given calm enough conditions, I've found I can make a single do a whole heck of a lot. The issue is when there's too much wind or current and you can't take your time with a slow, elaborate maneuver.
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