#193 Slip Sliding Away!

#193  Slip Sliding Away!


everybody hope you’re doing good
all righty well she’d been watching up and taking the boat out a bit and trying
to see what I have to do and I’ve decided that I’m gonna have the diver
come he’s actually coming on Monday he’s gonna take the prop off
I found a prop place up in Wilmington North Carolina we’re gonna take it up
and they’re gonna add some pitch after they do their calculations and then the
diver will put it back on and hopefully that’ll be as as good as I need to move
forward so but one thing happened and the dock master here because of it’s
been delayed since we’ve been getting out because of all the transmission
stuff you have to move us to another slip and he had to move us like in
deeper and I really wasn’t looking forward to doing what I am least able to
do with this new ratio until I you know get the hang of it better and that was
moved the boat even deeper down the slipway so he popped on board with me
and we kind of did it together but it was a little hairy and I didn’t need his
help so take a look and tell me what you think before we could move the phone we got
hit with some real bad weather the real bad weather so we had a little
bit of a delay for a day or two it was really wild out but things did
settle down and now it was time to move the boat in close quarters let’s do this thing
Comstock okay put it reverse let it do his thing
what he’s gonna do he’s on trial but yeah push that back
for two sorry we’re gonna take a sec I got it oculus one more time turn it
over storm okay put in gear don’t give it a lot of gas
nothing here or not swim to bring it in the string I got all right yeah okay all right do not
just like you’re doing and the wind’s coming you take it out of gear you lose mom you
lose all the trouble right needs a little power this way
okay you’re fine I’m gonna get three knobs okay okay so you keep going just
like you’re going keep it in here I’ll table just gonna point that place that way a
little bit right and as soon as you get that way then you’re gonna put it but
you gotta get past the top right part defense neutral turn the wheel before the wheel verse no harm done let me hold it and Doubront brother anything these things have so much land in the
keel so slow is the way to go because and and beer is a way to go because as
soon as you take it out of here you lose all control turn off the engine this is miles the dock master at Osprey
marina in Socastee South Carolina unlike a lot of dock masters that we have dealt
with he really knows his stuff and he always goes above and beyond the call of
duty to serve the cruiser thanks miles so that’s the latest ni waiting for the
diver to come in a couple days and he’s gonna take the prop off I’ll get it up
to the prop shop and evaluate it and probably needs an inch or two or
whatever they calculate in pitch and then though we can move forward I got a
big decision I need to make which I’ll be telling you in the new episode so
stay tuned and thanks for bearing with us as we deal with our real life stuff
with the cruising life

46 thoughts on “#193 Slip Sliding Away!

  • April 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Morning Vin. Have look into a 3 blade prop? Sometimes this shops have used ones from people whom upgraded to a folding prop, and they are not too expensive. I know when I replaced my 2 blade to 3, it made a world of difference on throttle control, and maneuverability of the boat. Good luck!

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  • April 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    sure lived up to your name Vin Nervous!! Docking is always fun. To tell you the truth I really didn't see anything lacking in control. Adding pitch to the prop is still a good idea thou.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    That was a very interesting episode, it looks like you may need some further instruction and guidance in relation to boat handling alongside any changes to the boat. A week with an instructor on board with the crew would make an excellent video and be a significant contribution to your future progress with your ambitions. At present you don't seem to be getting any further forward.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    A stern in docking!!!!!! Pro now you are. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • April 26, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    2 comments given with love… First, you need to understand that all boat operators have to be able to get used to new boats quickly.. Nothing new here, you have a different response time, different feel… it will come around. Second, the "out of the corner of your eye" selfie needs work. Look us in the eye. It's okay… Other than that. Keep at it. your doing fine. Life is good. Regards, Solomon

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  • April 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    I say great job Vin. You did very well getting into the new spot, and you backed in, wow!!!

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  • April 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    I agree with your Dockmaster, that all looked good except you got a little too much speed a few times. In close quarters slow is pro. I also think a 3 blade prop with the proper pitch would get you back closer to what you're used to.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Nice job Vin! Good luck with the prop!

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  • April 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    That is a great dock master. Most are just paper pushers and never leave their office.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    $5 question…. Do you tip the Dock Master? I always tip Deck Hands, but when there are no Deck Hands, and the Dock Master has to be the one to help with your docking, Do you tip him like he's a Deck Hand or is that insulting to a professional Dock Master???

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  • April 26, 2019 at 6:04 pm
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    You shure have lost som pounds! Congrats! ๐Ÿ‘

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  • April 26, 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    practice, practice, practice….

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  • April 26, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    Well color me impressed!! You did great. Now you just need to keep doing it. You have to have confidence that the laws of physics will work. If you turn the wheel all the way to starboard, give the throttle a good go ( 2000 – 2500 rpms) for one to one and a half seconds, that bow will probably move 30 degrees or more to starboard. Now if you only kept it at 2000 for no more than a second and a half, you won't have much forward motion (somewhere between half a knot, up to one knot). Now, you need to undo the forward motion that you just created. LEAVE THE WHEEL where it is, this is when you put it in reverse and give it a second or so blast just like you did in forward. This should bring you almost to a dead stop (assuming you were at a dead stop or very close to it in the beginning) but now your bow will now be 30 degrees or more to starboard. Reassess your position and situation and do it all over again to continually turn your bow to starboard. Listen to what Jamie Pando said, and strongly consider a used 3 blade prop. Doing so will increase the effects spoken above, and I think you'll like that. P.S. Miles deserves an "attaboy", he was very good with you.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    Myles the dock master does know his stuff. Your boat appeared to be turning in a tight space just fine. Good job!

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  • April 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Good video. What was wrong with the slip you were in?

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  • April 26, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    Stern in, congrats…you're good for the Med now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • April 26, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    Good job no problem.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    Coastal props in Wilmington His name is Martin does a wonderful job I have used them before

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  • April 26, 2019 at 10:09 pm
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    Good job mate ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  • April 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    What is your engine's rated RPM and do you reach it before full throttle?
    If you don't reach it the propeller is too heavy then DO NOT PUT MORE PITCH ON IT.
    If You reach rated RPM before full throttle then ad pitch.
    A too heavy propeller is not good for your engine and even worse for the clutches in the gear box.
    But you're captain, owner, and user of the boat do what you think is best for you.
    Best of luck

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  • April 26, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Nice guy helping you. Seems a little practice would be good; practice makes perfect. I've bumped a few pilings myself…

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  • April 27, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    I like this guy's approach. Slow is good. Seemed like a different boat under the dockmaster's guidance.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    Wow, Vinnie,
    Great job steering, I would be stroking out with my double ender with a full keel , 7 k lbs, when I was moored in Ketchikan Ak I had to motor in sideways to get to my slip at the head of the dock. Went grey haired doing it but got pretty good after a few times. Where is Amy ?
    Ya gotta at least show a pic of her or mention her at least once in your vids !

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  • April 27, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    Good to hear from you guys. Keep on it. We'll be passing by your location soon going back north. Leaving Fernandina Florida and heading into Georgia tomorrow.. We hope to be at Lady's Island in Beaufort in 3 days.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    Vin, I don't agree with the dockmaster about the loss of control in neutral. A sailboat with water going across the keel and rudder does give you some control and steerage. Power boats suffer reduced control when out of gear. Don't be afraid to coast in neutral. It is your friend when trying to get into a slip. Best of luck.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    "slow is the way to go," Great advice !

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  • April 27, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    Rather than re-pitching your two blade with some uncertainty as to results, you should upgrade to a three blade feathering MaxProp for these reasons:
    1. PITCH IS ADJUSTABLE
    2. much more power in reverse
    2. better punch in rough water
    3. much less drag, say add a 1/2 knot sailing in most conditions

    The prop is expensive but from my own experience I think well worth the cost. The dealer will recommend you an initial pitch setting, if that turns out not to be ideal, get out your allen wrench and change it…

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  • April 27, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    Well, at least you're losing weight!

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  • April 27, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    wowwwww yall both did great..impressive

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  • April 27, 2019 at 7:13 am
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    Miles is spot on. Just a little of advice if i may offer. I would not suggest that the boats engine has to be always in gear. True if your a motor boat where the prop is used to control direction as well as thrust. Or a motor boat where it has small rudders as is designed to control steerage at speed. A yacht has a big rudder and as long as water is flowing over the rudder you will have steerage. Maintain forward momentum, Yes. But agree slow is the way to go. If your going to hit another boat do it as slow as possible. Hop in and out of gear only to maintain headway and to stop the bow being blown of in the wind if this is the case. That is all you need to do … Best regards

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  • April 27, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    That went into the new slip perfectly, still not sure why you think you need to change the prop. However, please don't put a 3 blade prop on. The yacht is a sailboat. Its a European fin keeled yacht with a canoe shaped hull with minimal drag and will sail beautifully if:

    a. You don't overload it with stuff.
    b. Keep the hull clean.
    c. Have sails in good condition.
    d. Practise.

    Out on the water with a nice steady breeze it will sail along perfectly and be a delight to sail.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Iโ€™m surprised that there wasnโ€™t any info on the original prop from the manufacturer

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  • April 27, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    Thanks Vin for taking the time to video during a stressful moment.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    4 blade is better

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  • April 27, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    I would not move the boat until you get the right prop…call general propeller give the your length, weight and horsepower they will tell you remember the more blades the degree changes a under size are over size prop can cause serious damage to your motor

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  • April 27, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    Amen to a 3 blade. If you have $$, 3 blade feathering, like a Maxprop. But definitely consider a 3 blade.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    You don't lose control out of gear. If you are doing 2 or three knots it will steer. I have to bump mine in and out to keep my speed down.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    Vin. The dock master acted more nervous than u . You were calm and collect and u should apply for dock master

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  • April 28, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    Looked like YY did fine. She's Just Different, Vin, that's all. Just Practice. She's like a new-to-you car. You just need to Drive her for a couple weeks and get your hand back in. I think you're doing Right getting the Prop tuned, though. She'll do Best in her Designed RPM range. While you're up in Wilmington, check out the USS North Carolina. I always meant to, but every time I took a Load down there, the dispatchers always got me Reloaded Out The same day, so I never got the chance.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 8:22 am
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    Our stay at Osprey Marina in March was wonderful being tied up right next to Yab-Yum and two of the nicest people we have met on our travels, Vin & Amy. I agree, Miles is one of the best and most helpful dockmasters we came across on our journey on the water. Greetings Vin & Amy from Wayne & Janet s/v Wind Drift

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  • April 28, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    I think you need to practice slow quarters maneuvering more. When docking a boat, slow is the way to go. You are to eager and inpatient on the throttle. I hope the extra pitch helps you

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  • April 29, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    Real Life. Very good.

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  • April 29, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    Looking good there Vin, both in learning how to handle your "new" boat and in losing weight. I looks like you're already experiencing more joy climbing around the deck and docks.

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  • May 1, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    Thanks I really find that helpful!!

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  • May 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  • May 9, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    I'm a year late buy when you were freezing on the 6th day of anchoring out you said you had no heat. Didn't you have a propane stove in the galley you could have tuened on and warmed the boat ?

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