Just got my new Bennington today. I'm a first time boater. We have a boat slip with a lift and it look me (with my wife's help) about 15 min to get the boat into the slip, and really only after bumping the boat into the slip which caused it to right itself straight. The water was calm and perfect. I know to go slow and with practice, I'll get better, but any tips will really help such as:
- At what point do you idle the boat and let momentum guide you in?
- I seem to be going in straight but eventually the stern of the boat seem to veer in one direction (mostly to the starbord side today). Is this because of the small forward or reversing that I'm doing?
- Should I go at an angle or straight in as I'm approaching the slip?
- If my bow is straight on but the stern is going another direction, how do I get it going the other direction to right the ship?