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Old 08-20-2018, 03:52 PM   #24
Jacques Burgalat
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City: Palatka, Florida
Vessel Name: Neeltje
Vessel Model: 1902 Dutch Tjalk
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 27
I've found the bow thruster remote very useful when bringing Neeltje's bow in with a wind off the dock, but if I've yet to use the stern one, it's because the helm is at the stern, and the inertia of a 40-ton iron barge gives you plenty of time to tie the stern lines off before it gets blown away from the dock you just slammed into...


Seriously, though, parallel parking in a breeze is a breeze with these things, no matter your freeboard or slow-mo manoeuverability. Just make sure one end of your boat is tied-off before jumping off to tie up the other.


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