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Malcolm

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The first boat video was kinda sad. He would have done better attempting his first docking with the stern into wind. 

Driving in, (too fast) with the wind on the bow does not give him much latitude as far as reversing into a dock. As  soon as the wind hits the bow on one side or the other one looses control and even with his bow thruster he can't hold that boat against the wind. He could have made the first docking if he had come in stern first.

The second attempt at a different spot worked  but again there wouldn't have been as much panic if he had backed in from the sea,,,,,backing downwind is not a good thing.

Did you notice on the second attempt, no one was at the fly bridge helm?? He was using the stern mounted engine controls on the lower deck, aft, starboard side

 

Expensive boat, but no "pods" twin diesels with through the hull bow thruster and stern mounted tube thruster.

Edited by Kip Powick

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