Boat Handling Video

greg

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It sounds like he is using a thruster, but it's actually possible to do that with just throttles on a twin screw. You throw the wheel hard over and bump and grind your way sideways.

Never done it myself, but I've only ever owned single screw inboards (outboards don't count).
 

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Pretty boring video. Need some wind, current. Make it a head boat where you can't see your stern or a single engine boat. Current and a big keel is what separates the men from the boys. As such, I'm still growing up. Don't usually have to dock much in hard current, but I have lately and it's exciting....
 

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nothing special. try that shit in Menemsha with a single screw no thruster and Ill say youre good.
 

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I've done that, you'd be surprised how many people have no idea that it could be done.

Also, it's great for getting people out of your spot. When people leave their fenders in place that's a reserved sign fella, not an invite for you to put your clorox bottle in the slot.
 

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It sounds like he is using a thruster, but it's actually possible to do that with just throttles on a twin screw. You throw the wheel hard over and bump and grind your way sideways.

Never done it myself, but I've only ever owned single screw inboards (outboards don't count).

I'm surprised it took him that long with twin screws!!;)

Very easy to do that maneuver with ALL the space he has:D !
 

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Master full job. I did not see any wake from a bow thruster.

This boat definitely has a bow thruster!!!!
If you look @ the starboard bow waterline area @ 2:38-2:42 of the video you'll see the thruster "pushing water".

His my take. I've owned two boats over the past 25 years. Both twin screws . The 31 Blackfin and a 28 Bertram. Blackfins and Bertrams are known for there ease in handling. It has to do with the wide stance of the twin props and of course counter rotation

Either boat can walk, dance, do the tango forward, backwards or sideways in any wind or current WITHOUT a bow thruster.

This skipper has it TOO EASY !!!! :D
 

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Pretty cool. I wish I had a thurster when i used to have to spin in a canal with my long line boat while hanging the anchor over a sea wall to back into my slip. Poor guy had all sorts of nice flowers in planters on his sea wall. One windy night was the end of that LOL. Its was a murder scene of broken flower pots, dirt, flowers. garden gnomes and other assorted crap. Never tapped the bow on the wall and got in the slip so I call that a success ROFL

I wound up giving the guy who owned the place a real nice gift card to home depot I felt terrible.
 
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