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Where's the turning pivot point on a 23 LSV?


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While waiting for my imminent boat delivery, I was just trying to imagine how best to dock in a tight space with my 2015 LSV. As I don't have it yet, (long story for another day) I can only guess what the best way to approach it will be. Can someone tell me where, for a very slow turn, pulsing the throttle, on full rudder, they think the turning pivot point for these boats is?

I was also told, that with short pulses on the throttle, using forward and reverse gears and full rudder, you can turn 180 degrees in something just a few feet wider than the length of the boat. Is that correct?

I realize an anti-clockwise (left) turn is going to be tighter as at least the prop walk is to your benefit that way when using reverse.

Just curious while I am waiting.... ..

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And keep in mind the boat backs up and goes to the right (starboard) because of prop rotation and Rutter location when reversing. You will more than likely want to be spinning counter clockwise. I would practice in open water first, it's not as easy as it sounds. Definitely takes some practice and getting used to it.

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The pivot point will probably be somewhere between the tower and the windshield. But as others have said, practice in open water first. The boats are not very maneuverable at slow speeds. They take some getting used too. In and out of gear is the way to go

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