So much to learn. ( tempting to make a snide comment about boat handling learning or spending ££ on paper tickets) but.
Parsifals drudging idea I have never tried though v tempting to deploy the anchor from the cockpit if one is so set up, enough to bump vertically along the seabed and assist in backing out. I guess you would have to know that the ground is flattish and not obstructed. One more trick to try.
MichaelChapman I raced on a smack the Ellen which had one diesel and two saildrives hydraulically driven- impressive, especially to the unsuspecting in close quarters.
LongKeeler the idea of stowing the sweep handily along the backstay-perfect. That would be well supported to withstand the reverse steering forces. This I have to try. Ironically one assumes it is better to raise a self steering paddle for closequarters manoeuvrability but hmmm..some swing out and then align fore and aft but if the turning moment could be kept active, that might be enough in itself.
March is perfect marina parking practise time midweek, lots of empty pontoons and no traffic or bored watching AWB observers?
Last edited by Blueboatman; 07-03-12 at 09:31.
Why argue with a nautical wall? I just read the graffiti these days.