Sailing Adventures

Physics of Docking 102C - Pivoting the Boat

In this video, we expand on the use of Prop Effects, discussed in 102B, to learn to pivot the boat in its own length. We will use Prop Walk and Prop Wash to spin the boat without moving forward or backward more than a few feet.

This is a useful skill as it makes it possible to maneuver in tight quarters, such as in a narrow fairway in a marina.

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