I get these often when delivering boats. Had one yesterday.
My son and I delivered a Peterson
42 dual Volvo Penta trawler
about 15 miles up river for a new owner. He never had a boat like this and his last boat was a sailboat in the bay about 20 years ago. Its been on the hard
in a yard for about 1.5 months getting refit
Owner rented a covered slip nestled way back in this tight water
As I am entering I turn to the owner and say, "I think your boat will be the biggest back here". He turns to me and says, "This is why I hired you".
That is about the time when I have all of these thoughts running through my head
, like am I even going to be able to turn it around, and the fact there is no way he will ever be able to get this boat out with out some experienced. This is were it gets interesting.
I slowly creep the trawler
through the water
way, as I approach the slip I start turning the boat and nosing her in. About half way in I stop the boat and tell the owner to look up. The roof was about to take out the awning, radar
, lights, etc. We didn't fit.
I managed to get the boat out, and also had a previous customers slip that I could put it in temporarily. I get in these situations all the time, fortunately nothing bad has happened yet. But time will tell.