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Operating both Power and Sailboats under power-August Social
August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Do power and sailboats operate the same when under power?
Believe or not that is not a yes/no question. When operating a boat under power there are lot of factors that come into play. We will be discussing how the boat’s shape, current, wing and prop affect how the boat navigates. We live in Annapolis, so of course we need to talk about operating a boat in close quarters. Additionally, we will talk about how to turn a boat 180 degrees within it’s own length. And of course how do we drive a straight line in reverse.
Operating power boats at high speed, what you need to know.
Sometimes running a boat at high speed can be tricky. How fast is to fast? How do the conditions affect what is speed is a safe speed? How do we transition from planning speed to displacement mode (slowing down).