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Graham47
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Hi James. Welcome to the forum and thanks for the video. You did extremely well. However, but without criticism, there are easier ways as mentioned in the previous replies. As you can see from the replies this forum has a wealth of knowledge and by seeking other people's views like you have, you will learn something new every day. Well done.

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Hi

Well done, I don't think I could have done it. One option is to rope the boat when you have such a narrow channel. Not macho but it what the barge people did and many broads sailors still do.

As others have indicated steering in reverse is a bit of a pointless exercise. I would go further than the others . No single engined shaft driven boat of any sort will steer in reverse at all. Therefore there s no point in trying. Leave the wheel alone when you are reversing.

Think of the stuff under the boat. You have a propellor and behind that a rudder. When going forward the water is deflected from the propellor onto the rudder and this creates steerage.

In reverse the water is directed ahead of the rudder and no amount of turning the wheel will make the slightest difference to the direction the boat chooses to go in.

Again as others have said you steer in reverse by blipping the throttle as you go forward.

Have fun

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Well done James
With your attitude to boating the Broads will be a better place. We hope you and your friends will enjoy boating again soon.
Kindest Regards
Marge and Parge Smile

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I know a few of us above have already posted, but we missed the fact that this was James's first post.
Well done to Graham for the first welcome.

James, welcome to the Norfolk Broads forum, and what a great post to open with.
I hope you can post many more.



best regards, Richard.

Can't wait to be back on our boat on
the Broads.


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I'm using a go pro hero - the basic one, really good value for money at £80

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Welcome to the NBF, James. Cheers

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

John

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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.

Karen  

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