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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
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boat-mad
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Rob Hello and welcome.

I wouldn't be too concerned about stern on mooring, just take it very slowly. You could enter a Broad and practice a bit of reversing.

I find in general the steering has very little effect in reverse so when reversing I leave the steering on full lock from when I have turned the boat to point the stern/back toward the bank.
I then reverse very slowly and as necessary use a short burst of throttle in forward gear to straighten the boat up continuing to reverse and repeating the action as required.

There may be better methods but this works for me. Cheers

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Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/

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Why not let your wife steer whilst you step (not jump) on and off? Or even better take it in turns.


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