I understand that this is typically a challenge, but perhaps someone can help me understand what is going on.
Looking for some ideas on what I was doing wrong.
The boat: Hunter
27 with an outboard
. prop wash favors backing up to port.
blowing from shore to the river.
Berth is perpendicular to the wind
I put the boat in reverse and 10 times out of 12, everything works fine.
2 of the last three times, I have started in reverse and as I eased to port, I really had minimal control of the boat. Most recently, the boat was pretty much blown sideways into the main channel.
Is this just one of those things one must plan on, is it peculiar to the Hunter
, or is this an egregious form of pilot error?