Originally Posted by knotnow
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Apologies for not doing more research
on the vessel that the OP has.
The OP didn't actually help you because he hasn't filled out his profile yet.
We can all learn from this; if you don't know what type of boat you're giving advice for, there's a good chance you're giving bum advice. You back up a boat with an outboard
differently than a boat with an inboard, do you not?
Even there, I would certainly back up a full-keeled boat differently than a fin-keeled boat. And tonnage is going to make a huge difference.
Alex21, there's no such thing as a generic boat, and what works for one type of boat may not work for another. When you ask questions like this, if you let people know what sort of boat you've got you'll probably get much better advice than you've gotten here. From the photo
on your website, it appears that your boat as a bilge
keeler. My guess is that 80% of the folks who have responded to your question have never backed a bilge-keeled boat out of a slip. Chances are good that you're getting some bad advice here, but until you give us better info, the answers are going to be hit or miss.