Originally Posted by SthnJeff
Messed about with all sorts of suggestions in a variety of conditions. Seems to work best with throttle set just above idle then going in and out of reverse to get things moving and pulling on a stern line as a "just in case".
Ultimately, when more practiced I will probably try backing into the slip.
Thanks for all the tips
I highly recommend the idea of spending a day out motoring backwards to see exactly how to control your boat when backing. Do this where there is nothing to run into. Practice, practice practice.
A suggestion here, take a couple of floats and some line and anchor
the floats in a bay with no traffic. Then back between them from as many different angles as you can. A couple of hours doing this and you will no longer be challenged with how to maneuver your boat backwards.