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Sep-14-2016 @ 7:05 PM                           Permalink
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Welcome to the NBF, James. Cheers

I wish your approach to moving boats was shared by everyone. Smile


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I've not watched the whole video yet but, if I saw how difficult it would be to reverse exit the mooring I would not have moored then in the first place.
Good for you for not being fazed by it!

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Have only seen the video in part, but....

.... your words "I was quite excessive on the throttle when using it to swing the back end of the boat round" fill me with dread. In my opinion it is never a good idea to use the throttle like that as one  tiny error will cause far more damage to another boat than a gentle effort or using the ropes.

I cannot imagine that I will support any videos or actions that inspire or suggest to anyone else that it can be a viable option. The boatyard staff ( well one on two in particular) seem to now demonstrate this style on a regular basis and we have already had  near misses and fend-off situations as a result of the resultant inevitable copycat attempts.

I appreciate that my views may go against the general applause in this thread but with a small lightweight boat, and having been on the receiving end of a nasty thump from a heavy hire boat (helm not aware of his back end and far too heavy on the throttle) and the resultant many lost weeks in the main season trying to sort repairs, I hope some of you can see the other side of the coin!

James, if you took care and that shows in your video (when I see it all), then all well and good, but honestly, heavy throttle is not a good policy generally.


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