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Old 08-13-2019, 09:46 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by dt5150 View Post
my wife flat out refuses to drive the boat in any way, says it gives her anxiety...
this can make for some stressful family outings for me since i have to do everything. in particular, it would be very helpful to have her at the wheel while setting the anchor. it's fun to be up on the bow dropping anchor and then scoot back to the helm to put the boat in gear to set it... it'd be nice if she could just put it in reverse for a few seconds, not hard to do.. she won't touch the steering wheel or any controls at all, even at idle speed!
You should at least teach her how to use the VHF to call for help if something happens to you. And know enough navigation to tell others where you are.
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