Re: [bolger] Re: Bolger "Box Keel" More Thanks
- You got it. I wouldn't worry about planing since your concern addressed
"low speed handling." You might want to consider adding a white light to
the bow and having the side lights on exchangeable brackets.
As for "looking silly," I thought denizens of this list treasured function
----- Original Message -----
From: "antec007" <pateson@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2003 1:17 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Bolger "Box Keel" More Thanks
> Thanks for the continuing help.
> It goes OK in reverse. Takes a while to plane. <g>
> In fact, if I Really Need to be careful around other boats or docks,
> I just put it in reverse and drive around backwards.
> I usually back away from docks until I am far enough away that I am
> not apt to run into or over anything.
> I have the wheel mounted on a bulkhead, just in front of the motor,
> so I Can just drive it around, backwards, like a car.
> The controls are at my left hand (Starboard side of the cockpit)and
> when I am facing backward pushing the remote the way I want to go
> works great, too. Just have to remember the throttle is backward,
> when I am facing backward.
> The motor pulls me where I want to go, so windage is not a big
> concern when driving around backwards.
> But, I Really Looks Silly and I do have a little concern about how I
> might look to people that otherwise might admire the Looks of my nice
> little wooden cabin cruiser.
> And, I do Need to go forward at slow speeds too.
> Like when I try to drive the boat onto the trailer.
> (But, I'd rather Look Silly than crash.)
> So, What Was your idea?
> Pat Patteson
> Molalla, Oregon
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Roger Derby" <derbyrm@s...> wrote:
> > How well does the motor move the boat in reverse?
> > Roger
> > derbyrm@s...
> > http://derbyrm.mystarband.net
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > --- In email@example.com, "antec007" <pateson@c...> wrote:
> > >
> > > The "blowing off in the wind" has been my main concern.
> > > The 4' Bow and "House", 0" draft forward and
> > > 8" draft aft (plus the OB lower unit) acting as a pivot point
> > > make for a Very good 20 foot weathervane.
> > > John Kohnen can testify that my boat blows off the wind quite
> > > alarmingly at very slow speed, and has put him and his boat(s)in
> > > danger more than once.
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