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« on: October 08, 2018, 07:37:44 AM »
Hey everyone glad to find a groups of ppl with knowledge and in my state better yet I just bought my first Jetboat last weekend at 24 Iím beyond exited and had so much fun on it. Just looking for some tips on docking and running low speeds anyone personally use a rudder? Was a
lil tricky pulling to dock her up Iím sure it will just be a familiarity thing and Iíll. Get more confidence and feel comfortable
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 12:41:51 PM »
A rudder is nearly useless without water flowing past it.

It takes seat time. And knowing when to blip the throttle.

Reverse in a jet boat is basically not forward.

After enough seat time, you'll be able to crab it to the dock, moving the whole boat sideways, like parallel parking.

Nice float, and welcome to the boards.

What state/lake?

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 08:52:41 PM »
Thank you for the response I figured itís just a familiarity thing I been going out daily since I got it. Lol Iím in Los Banos , California The lake is called OíNeil forebay off hwy 152 and hwy 5 small lil lake by my fathers and strict on inspections make sure the boat doesnít have a single drop in it they love denying boats 🤦‍♂️😂
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 11:49:49 PM »
When docking, I finally learned that you use the FOR/REV lever to control speed. Step on throttle just off idle and use the lever to ease into where you are trying to get the boat to go. Wanna go slow, less forward. It takes a little practice, but I found this method to give me better control than blipping the go pedal and swinging the steering wheel left and right. Hope this helps. Good luck..... BTW, I learned this from someone's recommendation on this forum

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 07:05:05 AM »
Thank u all for the help here man this site is bad ass! Iíve been taking her out all the time water is 15 mins away and Iíve been sitting around since maybwith a broken ankle Iím like a runner and i was ready to snap and they let me loose just in time so I traded one of my bikes for this boat since I canít ride ima get my asshole puckered up somehow🤷‍♂️😂😂
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