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ronnietucker

Test cruise on the F&C

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This was my first time going up the F&C canal a wee bit. I was still trying to get the hang of controlling the boat. I turned to go right, but then the boat decided it wanted to go left, but changed its mind and went right. A bit of a faff, but I got there in the end. I've since been up and down there again (solo no-less!) and getting the hang of it now.  :)

 

 

 

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Great stuff! Now you have to book yourself a trip up and down the locks.

 

haggis

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6 minutes ago, haggis said:

Great stuff! Now you have to book yourself a trip up and down the locks.

 

haggis

I was planning on doing something this coming week, but after this wee shot up and down I realised that I'm NOT experienced enough for it. I'd be going solo.

I'll spend the coming week on the boat and getting more practice (sun willing). But I definitely want to plan a wee jaunt up to Southpark Marina as a test.

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2 hours ago, ronnietucker said:

I turned to go right, but then the boat decided it wanted to go left, but changed its mind and went right. 

 

On a NB this diving from side to side is caused by going too fast. Try slowing down, might stop it for you too.

 

 

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Just now, Mike the Boilerman said:

On a NB this diving from side to side is caused by going too fast. Try slowing down, might stop it for you too.

I think in my case it was because I gave a skoosh of forward to turn, but didn't give another skoosh to finish the turn. So I got half way then probably the wind blew me back around.  :D

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11 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

On a NB this diving from side to side is caused by going too fast. Try slowing down, might stop it for you too.

 

 

Quite the opposite on a cruiser. A bit more speed will square them up.

 

Mind you not see sawing on the helm helps as well. It is easy to over compensate with the wheel at first.

 

ETA: Not so sure about your mooring technique. The approach angle needs a bit of work.

 

Excuse the very poor quality footage but and example of how we turn around and moor up here.

 

 

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23 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

 

ETA: Not so sure about your mooring technique. The approach angle needs a bit of work.

 

 

Oh, the mooring in that video was definitely off. At first, I ended up parallel to the mooring, but about 2ft away.  :D

Got it much better in my (not on video) second try.

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