Beginner's guide to driving a small boat

In this video I go through the basics of driving an outboard-powered runabout boat (or "tinnie" as we call them locally.) This includes judging your speed, leaving and approaching a pontoon, manoeuvring in a confined space, navigating in a channel and driving between moorings. We also explore techniques such as using a deck line to spring on or off a pontoon when weather gets bad. This is a great way to avoid running into trouble when the wind picks up as it does by the end of this video. If you are new to boating and looking for a few pointers before heading out on the water this video is a good place to start, but even if you are more experienced you might still learn something from this one. Learning to handle a boat can be a lot of fun, and there is always something new to discover so be sure to post your own tips in the comments as well! Apps use: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/au-tides-pro-tide-predictions/id425125250?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/weatherzone-plus/id336262957?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/weather-by-willyweather/id592978502?mt=8

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In this video I go through the basics of driving an outboard-powered runabout boat (or "tinnie" as we call them locally.) This includes judging your speed, leaving and approaching a pontoon, manoeuvring in a confined space, navigating in a channel and driving between moorings. We also explore techniques such as using a deck line to spring on or off a pontoon when weather gets bad. This is a great way to avoid running into trouble when the wind picks up as it does by the end of this video. If you are new to boating and looking for a few pointers before heading out on the water this video is a good place to start, but even if you are more experienced you might still learn something from this one. Learning to handle a boat can be a lot of fun, and there is always something new to discover so be sure to post your own tips in the comments as well! Apps use: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/au-tides-pro-tide-predictions/id425125250?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/weatherzone-plus/id336262957?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/weather-by-willyweather/id592978502?mt=8

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Steve DownUnder
Steve DownUnder - 2 years ago
Gday thanks for the videos as im a newbie to boating when i go out on the water i always get worried when navigating through channels etc and using my GPS to get back to boat ramp
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
You're welcome Steve, it all gets easier with practice. :)
peter tancred
peter tancred - 2 years ago
'Green to Green when headed upstream and Green to Red when sea ahead? Loving all these videos as it sends the most important of messages, Live it as much as you can.........
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Thanks mate!
TheSweetestJerk
TheSweetestJerk - 2 years ago
Take a shot everytime he says "Umm"
World House
World House - 2 years ago
Thank you so much. Great information for us newbies. I love your walk through boat. It's easy to move around and allows quick access to the wall and cleats. I still have a lot to learn and your videos are such a great help. Thanks again!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
You're welcome, really glad to hear the video helped you. :)
Nigel Donald
Nigel Donald - 2 years ago
I like your comment about passing about the stern of another vessel anchored or moored thats a good tip
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Thanks Nigel, glad the vid helped you. :)
Sam Bassett
Sam Bassett - 2 years ago
Whats the maximum safe wave height for a small tinnie? Can't you get the wave height from the BOM's website? What is the maximum wave height that it is safe to take the Tinnie out into?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Hi Sam. It's hard to say exactly because a steep half metre wave will do a boat much more harm than a 2 metre rolling swell. Having said that, here are some government guidelines that might help http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/before-boating/wave-heights.html
Justforfrolics
Justforfrolics - 2 years ago
Thanks man, superb instructional video. I'm looking to get my first boat next year in the UK so I'll be revisiting this video many times!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Thanks mate, glad to hear the video helped you and enjoy your new boat when it arrives!
bp4924
bp4924 - 2 years ago
Great discussion on speed concerns. Here in the States, No-Wake zones require the minimum speed that allows steerage. The absolute speed will vary by boat and conditions, especially current and wind. Some states and particular locations will have absolute speed limits, but maintaining control should always overrule nominal limits.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Yes, speed and wash (wake) seem to be something not well understood by most new boaters (and plenty of experienced boaters with 1000HP 50 foot motor cruisers!). Most small boats seem to make the most wash at about 8-9 knots, just before they start planing.
austin rogers
austin rogers - 2 years ago
you stupid Australian don't know nothing
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
I don't know about that. I'm pretty good with capitals, punctuation and grammar.

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MegaLuckydog1
MegaLuckydog1 - 2 years ago
Never heard it called driving before perhaps a US thing?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
I'm not sure what they call it in the US, but we mostly say sailing for sail boats and driving of skippering for power boats.
Benjamin Lopez
Benjamin Lopez - 2 years ago
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Lillie E. Rosenthal
Lillie E. Rosenthal - 2 years ago
awosem
TreasureDivers
TreasureDivers - 2 years ago
Thank you Stu, You have just shared a lifetime of experience for FREE .
TreasureDivers
TreasureDivers - 2 years ago
Awesome, diving in Australia must be so good. I've done a few ' Toolbox Talks' about repairing our dive boat and as I get all my inspiration from you I have paid homage to your channel in my pressure testing an outboard gearbox. So I hope you get a chance to have a look it's only 6 minutes . cheers Stu
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
You're welcome mate. I'm going to have to check out your channel, sounds like just the sort of thing I would love. So need to get my regs serviced in time for our summer season!
v7marz
v7marz - 2 years ago
Im 13 and im getting a boat licence on sunday wish me luck
T.H Films
T.H Films - 2 years ago
How
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Good luck! :)
paulkazjack
paulkazjack - 2 years ago
Do you prefer 2 stroke motors or 4 stroke motors? thanks.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
I very much prefer 4 stroke motors. The fumes from 2 strokes make me feel a bit queasy.
Thomas Staab
Thomas Staab - 2 years ago
Why is boating fun, seems like a lot of work, although that is what is fun.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
People who stick with boating definitely enjoy the work it involves too, that's for sure.
Penelope Wolfe
Penelope Wolfe - 2 years ago
You are doing a good job of instruction. I learned a lot and I could see what you were talking about. I love boating!!! catch you next time!! Penelope El
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
Thanks Penelope, glad you enjoyed the video. :)
Jack Jamieson
Jack Jamieson - 2 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to make this, very helpful to tap into your well presented experience
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 2 years ago
You're welcome Jack, enjoy your time on the water. :)
Regineaux Rheinkreuzer
Regineaux Rheinkreuzer - 3 years ago
As a relatively new boat owner, I've learnt a lot from you. Thanks!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome, enjoy your new boat.
Jason
Jason - 3 years ago
Never owned a boat and I'm looking at getting a big pontoon in next year or two. I haven't run a boat since I was a kid and then it was a 14 foot fishing boat. Scared to death..
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You'll be fine. Just go out on very calm days to start with and find a nice quiet spot to practice and learn how your specific boat handles.

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nameless4284
nameless4284 - 3 years ago
I thought navigation aids were internationally standardised. I doubt i will ever be boating in Australia but glad to know the red and green are reversed there. I grew up with Red Right Return and Green Right Going
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
They are divided into two regions (A & B) around the world:
Region A comprises nations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Africa and most of Asia other than the Philippines, Japan and Korea.Region B comprises nations in North America, Central America and South America, Philippines, Japan and Korea.
David Wilson
David Wilson - 3 years ago
Really well presented info. Thank you.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome. Safe boating. :)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Mostly it is about trimming right down for slow speed manoeuvring (particularly for going in reverse) and then trimming up as you accelerate to keep the boat sitting at the right attitude once you are up on the plane. I'll do a video on it soon.
chris thomas
chris thomas - 3 years ago
Snoozy  send a link to your Videos so we can see what yours are like
Maxine  Goodhew
Maxine Goodhew - 3 years ago
I'm 47 male never owned a boat this video really helped me and I wanted to say thank you.  One thing I couldn't find on other videos was how to start an outboard. I took two trips out and failed both times because we didn't know to prime the bladder till it was stiff.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome mate. Yes, I'm kicking myself for not making this an "intermediate" video and then having another one that starts with all the absolutely basics that I've started taking for granted. I should film that one day.
Rockfield Langley
Rockfield Langley - 3 years ago
great point about the wash when coming by kayakers and canoes.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
It's easy to forget, particularly when you are facing forward and all the carnage is happening behind you.
Jim Dinan
Jim Dinan - 3 years ago
good job - I noticed you did not use your depth finder I assume you know the water well.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Jim, yes, this video all takes place around the island I live on. It also has good channel markers so the shallow sections are easy to avoid even if you aren't a local.
Gordon Ross
Gordon Ross - 3 years ago
Great Video!! Thank you. Gordon
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome Gordon. :)
A. Turpin
A. Turpin - 3 years ago
I skipped your ad.
Sean Turpin
Sean Turpin - 3 years ago
Gothcha, Have not seen this YouTube Red, So is this your main source of income? These videos.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
I have a YouTube Red subscription so I never see ads. Producing videos takes a lot of time and money and has to be paid for somehow.
A. Turpin
A. Turpin - 3 years ago
Why do them? Thanks for replying I like your videos! I am just so tired of seeing ads everywhere.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
+Sean T Wow.
Ken in Cornwall
Ken in Cornwall - 3 years ago
THANK YOU VERY MUCH... JUST BOUGHT A BOAT AND YOU TAUGHT ME ENOUGH SO WE WON'T BE "STUNODS"
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome Ken, enjoy your new boat. :)

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Ivan Novak
Ivan Novak - 3 years ago
its easy to dock or drive a boat on these kind of waters...you should go out on a sea during a regular steady wind and waves and than do the video .
Ivan Novak
Ivan Novak - 3 years ago
Dangar Marine because that would prepare those for real conditions when they come to Adriatic per say and rent a boat..its almost never calm ,get it?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Why would you film a "beginners guide to driving a boat" video out at sea on a windy day?!
Al D
Al D - 3 years ago
Dude you talk way too much
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
I guess that's why people learn so much and it has over a thousand likes.
Philth- E
Philth- E - 3 years ago
Taking an old bayliner capri out for the first time tomorrow. Im more nervous about the drive there! Thanks for the video.
Gustavo Hidalgo
Gustavo Hidalgo - 2 years ago
Philth- E , how was it?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Good luck mate. Hope you had a great time. :)
The King Of Random Fans
The King Of Random Fans - 3 years ago
Thanks! Can you wish me luck on my boater coarse in a few days?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Good luck!
ryan joseph
ryan joseph - 3 years ago
this is a brilliant video i just learnt a lot once again well done
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Ryan, glad it helped you. :)
mOejOe33
mOejOe33 - 3 years ago
I'm in the market for my first boat and this was very educational. I certainly learned a ton from navigation to docking to tilting the motor, etc. I also appreciate your warning about getting "panicky" which will undoubtedly help to stay in control. Lastly, making a second attempt is great advice. Thanks for sharing and posting this video. Tremendous help indeed. Cheers.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks mate, glad to hear the video helped you. :)
Josh Schackmann
Josh Schackmann - 3 years ago
Thank you for this video.. I've been boating most of my life but the difference now is I own & operate the boat. You didn't make it complicated you showed what it is to maneuver. I have owned a boat now for 3 years and no mishaps. However there is always something to learn. thank you again!!!
Josh Schackmann
Josh Schackmann - 3 years ago
Its a Yamaha setup so it just works.. I am having a problem with air being sucked in ( cavitation plate or ventalation) issues lately.. could be because I am still learning but I think I am pretty good at recognizing a problem.. this issue only happens in hard turns with the trim up a bit and\or when going wot with to much trim... But I cant seem to find the sweet spot. calvatation plate is 3/4 inches below keel keel so I am a little lost as to why it happening. But hey I keep learning... maybe different prop.. Ill keep watch and researching until i figure it out.. keeps me busy..
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome Josh, glad to hear you've been having a trouble free time in your new boat. :)
Random snubben
Random snubben - 3 years ago
Thank you for this! Im just about to get a boat and get into a little lake! So thank you for these tips!

Greetings from Sweden!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome, enjoy your new boat! :)
Tim's Workshop TJY
Tim's Workshop TJY - 3 years ago
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I googled it. found it. looks like plenty of water to have fun in for sure. this link did work now it said it's rejected on my phone? oh well anyway looks like a cool place. must be just my phone. link works on my tablet
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Yep, no shortage of water to go boating and fishing in around here!
John Kimmen
John Kimmen - 3 years ago
Thanks much from Florida...well presented
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome John, glad you liked it. :)
Tim's Workshop TJY
Tim's Workshop TJY - 3 years ago
I've been meaning to ask. we are you at in the land down under. I see a bridge in the background.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Dangar Island is in the Hawkesbury River just north of Sydney. That is the rail bridge, there is a road bridge further upstream.
Caleb Hines
Caleb Hines - 3 years ago
what up from good ol bama
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Hi mate!
SailingPittsburgh
SailingPittsburgh - 3 years ago
Hi Mate, I really like your videos and have learned a lot from them. I am a new to me (used) power boat owner. It is a Rinker open bow V-hull 15ft with a 75hp Chrysler outboard. I would like to perform some basic spring maintenance on this 1984 outboard. I do not think the impeller has been replaced in a few years because the prior owner did not know it had one so I think I will start there. Most Youtube channels just show removing the lower unit by unbolting the 4 bolts and sliding out the long drive shaft rod, then uncovering the impeller housing and replacing the rubber impeller and adding some new gaskets. I borrowed a library book about Chrysler outboards and there are a few water pump removal instructions I do not understand: ????Remove drive shaft seal from pump body by driving same out from inside pump body. Remove water pump back plate and gasket. Press drive shaft seal (garter spring on major sealing lip positioned out) in seal bore of pump body using seal installer (Special Tool T3012)???? Any help on this would be great because I have no idea what they are talking about. The motor seems to run great with the ear muffs on but I have not had it in the water as yet. Any other suggestions for routine maintenance would also be great. My list includes: 1 top off gear grease, 2 check and replace spark plugs, 3 add Sea Foam to fresh gas to clean carb. I had a marine mechanic check the outboard for compression and he felt it was fine with 130 in each cylinder. He also was skeptical about the motor not having a power trim tab - it is either all up or all down. Thanks for all your great Youtube posts. Regards, Bob
SailingPittsburgh
SailingPittsburgh - 3 years ago
Hi, thanks for the prompt reply. I guess I will find out more about it when I remove the lower unit. Thanks for the link to the routine maintenance. Regards, Bob
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Hi Bob, I'm not familiar with that outboard at all, but the drive shaft seals are under the water pump so you shouldn't need to worry about that at all unless you are getting water in your gearbox oil. It does read as though it is all integrated into the pump body which is strange but I'd have to see it. Here is a video on other routine maintenance work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tih4o9-VJ2g
matko990
matko990 - 3 years ago
Thanks for the video. I have a question: how do you know when exactly are you on plane (if you're trying to find the lowest planing speed for example)? Did you start planing at the 14:25, 14:26 minute mark, when the wash moved away from the outboard/prop or after that? Thanks.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Hi mate, good question. The boat is technically on the full plane when the minimum amount of the hull is in the water so the boat will start to rise up out of the water as you accelerate and will go a bit nose up. At this point you will be putting out about the most wash the hull can and isn't a great way to travel. As you get further up on the plan the hull will level out (the nose will drop), you will notice the speed pick up for the same throttle position and the wash will reduce. This is when the boat is planing.
gavinjay yehboi
gavinjay yehboi - 3 years ago
Awesome vid!.. i learnt a lot out of this.. thanks for the tutorial.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome. Safe boating. :)
Sasha & Shane's Adventures
Sasha & Shane's Adventures - 3 years ago
Thank you. And I love your videos!! You are a wealth of knowledge!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Shane, glad to hear you are learning from the vids! :)
Darren Mole
Darren Mole - 3 years ago
Stu, what's it like for a holiday around Danger? Is there much for holiday makers to do? If so, do you fancy a days fishing if I come over from the uk ?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
It's probably about an hour's drive into Sydney from here, and there isn't a huge amount to do other than a couple of pubs and cafe style restaurants. I'm always keen for a spot of fishing though, time and weather permitting. :)
Andy Mck 63
Andy Mck 63 - 3 years ago
Good info thanks for sharing
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
+Andy Mck 63 Thanks Andy, you're welcome. :)
Aaron Wilde
Aaron Wilde - 3 years ago
That should say "when I dock" ... Lol
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Having a good idea of what you plan do to when you dock is a good idea, other things can be left to decide in the moment. ;)
Aaron Wilde
Aaron Wilde - 3 years ago
I have a 25 foot GRP cruiser, outboard and I have been on the water less than a year. I have a motto of my own. Never rush, but when the occasion calls, act fast and decisively. In other words, it's better to save time by tying knots very quickly, or having your lines at hand ready, than to try to save time by hopping around on the gunwales. But when I fuck, I have a good idea of what I will end up doing, and I also have a plan B ready, and I watch the window for plan B. At some point you must commit to plan A.
Also you don't mention in your video, the importance of having the engine in neutral before you leap around on the dock with lines. I mean, while I really like the way you use the engine to hold the boat on the dock, some viewers might think this is a way to cast off... Which could leave you on the dock watching your boat sail away!!
Still, I really appreciate your videos and especially how to use the gears and steering to dock. Thanks!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
It is very true that being prepared with lines etc before you arrive at a dock is definitely the way to go. Having the boat running in neutral is also very important, the last thing you want is your boat sailing off with out you! :)

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Michu Burkhardt
Michu Burkhardt - 3 years ago
cheers mate! could you do some more vids about seamanship?! would love to see them! specially about being on the river and handling the (green) machine :) thx & greeets from switzerland, cyaah
michael
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Hi Michu, I would like to do some more. People have asked about crossing wake a few times as well.
Sasha & Shane's Adventures
Sasha & Shane's Adventures - 3 years ago
do you know your port side and starbird side? im pretty sure the port side is the drivers side. port is the left side...
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Port is left, starboard is right regardless of what side the driver sits on.
OutdoorsUnlimited 101
OutdoorsUnlimited 101 - 3 years ago
My cousin just told me what everything did and told me to let me rip
Michael O'Connell
Michael O'Connell - 3 years ago
Can you please make one on how to ride into a wake when a boat passes
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Yes, that is a video I have been planning to do for a while.
Michael  Smith
Michael Smith - 3 years ago
Love this. Thank you. Just bought my first boat and my biggest issue is getting it back on the dock. I needed this video and will be using this advice next time I head out.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're Welcome Michael. When it comes to getting back to the dock, all you need is one line on somewhere (anywhere!) and you are all but there. Safe boating! :)
Mariandreina Duran
Mariandreina Duran - 3 years ago
Thank you for the video and for taking the time to make it, but I think you should have started with the basics as when you are teaching someone to drive a car. I know it would have taken much longer. I do not know if you already have a video mentioning what I am about to point out. I have been around boats since I was 6 and now I am 25. Forgive me if I say some names wrong, since I am not used to boating terms in English.

For example: this is the key you press to move the motor up and down, putting the roof up and down for speed purposes and under certain conditions might be helpful for it not to get destroyed if your roof is foldable, throwing an anchor, this is how you put the boat's lever to put the boat in neutral or to back up (and actually show it with the camera and your hand), how to drive with waves (I know there were not big waves on the video, but maybe just going over it), how to use boat stabilizers on a bigger boat, how to tie a basic knot, and also safety tips when you are a new driver such as life vests, especially when you are driving alone.

Maybe this could be some ideas for another beginner's video. Thank you for your time and dedication and for trying to help others in their boating journey.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Yes, in hindsight there could be an "absolute beginners" video that goes before this video. There are a couple of other videos that go with this one in the Seamanship play list such as these ones on anchoring and knots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uUtyy7__-0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNmro2sI5Co
Ian Purcell
Ian Purcell - 3 years ago
i have some engine problems anything you can help me with?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Hi Ian, no problem. Nothing wrong with being keen to get out on the water! Good luck with the boat. :)
Ian Purcell
Ian Purcell - 3 years ago
Sorry my 9 year old son typed this in. He's trying to help his dad out. I inherited a 17 foot cobia that has been sitting for 6 years. Just going through the lower unit and working my way up the motor. My son sees me watching your videos all the time and he's anxious to get on the water. Thanks in advance.

Keep up the great work.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Possibly, what are they?
mbmj
mbmj - 3 years ago
I am going to take a RYA Powerboat Level 2 course. Found this video really useful for a beginner like myself. Thank you for sharing.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome, glad you liked it. :)
Deuce Gamz
Deuce Gamz - 3 years ago
Hi Dangar marine,
just wanna let you know that AU Tides app no longer works as of 9/03/2017 it dosen't show the tides anymore so :|
Deuce Gamz
Deuce Gamz - 3 years ago
i do the same yet again i dont own a boat currently. but it's nice to look at boats on water and hear the engines hence why i watch this video :) also keep up the good work :)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Hi mate, thanks for letting me know. These days I use Willy Weather for my tides. It has an option to configure it do display them by default on startup.
Open Bar Sailing
Open Bar Sailing - 3 years ago
Getting back into boating after a few years away, great refresher. Cheers
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Paul, enjoy your time on the water. :)
Anthony Hayden
Anthony Hayden - 3 years ago
Very helpful video. Does the bimini affect the boat much during windy conditions?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Not as much as you might think. The vertical sides of the boat present more surface area to a cross wind than the horizontal bimini does.
Paola Nicole Beltrán
Paola Nicole Beltrán - 3 years ago
Keep
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Calm?
Sean Shin
Sean Shin - 3 years ago
Thanks mate! Awesome video with very helpful tips!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks mate, glad the video helped you. :)
maruk1990
maruk1990 - 3 years ago
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Christian .T
Christian .T - 3 years ago
Hi!

Do you know the reability on the engine?

I purchased one a few months ago, seems to be in pretty good condition, and their rep. seems to be good.

Do you know if the motor still runs, have it been trouble-free etc?

Great video Stu!
Christian .T
Christian .T - 3 years ago
I see, thank you for your answer!

The engie I got is an 2001 modell, starts right up just by turning the key. Perhaps it got low hours.

Anyhow, thank you! :) Looking forward to the next Evinrude video for the 150.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
I wouldn't say it was been trouble free, but it still runs. The owners have only recently sold it to get around some hard starting problems by going to an EFI engine. It had the usual things replaced with age - starter motor, a leaking oil reservoir, carb kit, but the core engine was still running fine.
jason meyer
jason meyer - 3 years ago
hi danger
just one point on wash i noticed you come off the throttle rather quickly on your wash segment. it didnt effect that boat olus it was pretty calm. many boats are prone to copping a wave over the stern if you come off tge stick to fast. its a good habit to take not of the size of wash following and give it a gentle stab as the wash approches the stern. let the wash ride under the boat then ease right off. ive watched half your vid and checking your teaching style out. doing pretty good:)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Yes, fair point. It has been a while since I have driven a boat that small but they can get swapped by their own wash, particularly if they have low transoms and short shaft motors.
Nikolas_ James
Nikolas_ James - 3 years ago
Subscriber earned!!! Great vid mate, I recently bought a little boat and I can't wait to put it in the water. This video help a lot because I live in Melbourne and it's the same stuff really but the weather is more unpredictable down here.
Nikolas_ James
Nikolas_ James - 3 years ago
Dangar Marine thank you mate!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks mate. Hope you get lots of joy out of your new boat. Stay safe!
Joe O'Halloran
Joe O'Halloran - 3 years ago
love the vids mate. great work
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Joe, glad you are enjoying them. :)
T. Fridley
T. Fridley - 3 years ago
Good and informative video. Well done, Cap!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed it.
Jon R
Jon R - 3 years ago
Great video Stu. Taught me loads as a new boater, just need to practice now! But this was a great start, really like your presenting style, relaxed but informative.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Jon, glad to hear the video has helped you. Safe boating!
Liam McLoughlin
Liam McLoughlin - 3 years ago
Excellent watch, envious of the local!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Liam, not a bad spot to go boating! :)
NS Farm
NS Farm - 3 years ago
Thank You sir. Great lesson
Michael G Mills
Michael G Mills - 3 years ago
This video helped alot. I watched it 3 times before getting on the water for the first time. Smooth boating thanks to your tips dude. Keep up the good videos.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Michael, glad to hear the video helped you. Have fun out on the water!
Jian Ren
Jian Ren - 3 years ago
thanks heaps for puting such an.informative vid with real boat demos, learened a lot from this vid especially approching the dock part. cant wait to try this tech on water. thanks again danger marine
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome. :)
Jian Ren
Jian Ren - 3 years ago
dangar marine*
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks mate. I don't own any fenders! That pontoon has rubber all around it though.
Glenn Lyons
Glenn Lyons - 3 years ago
Great vid mate , only had my boat for a year and learnt heaps from this to fine tune docking the boat . Keep up the good work .
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Glenn, glad the video helped you. :)
BOB CAT
BOB CAT - 3 years ago
Nice video, but can you recommend me some inflantable boat with 25hp outboard motor? Thanks
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
I don't have a lot of experience with inflatable boat as all the boats around here live in the water permanently and an inflatable wouldn't last. Zodiac is probably the most famous brand so I'd start by checking out their website.
darren b
darren b - 3 years ago
hi stu, awesome video, you made it look so easy but lots of useful tips to try,im new at boating so greatly appreciated. i do have a request if you havent already done a video on the subject yet, and that is prop dynamics and selection. i have a johnson 115 hp on a 15' and flicking through the service manual there is nearly a whole page of prop that are available. thanks, looking forward to a summer on the water. Darren
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Dean. I did have a prop selection video planned with the owner of SOLAS props but unfortunately we couldn't get it organised in time before he went to Japan. As soon as he gets back I'll try to organise it again because as you can imagine he really knows his stuff when it comes to props.
MO MUSTAFA
MO MUSTAFA - 3 years ago
thank you for the information mate it help people that new to boats
Jorgan Morgan™
Jorgan Morgan™ - 3 years ago
I'm happy. I don't live in a very tidal area
Jorgan Morgan™
Jorgan Morgan™ - 3 years ago
that guy yeah?
that guy
that guy - 3 years ago
Jorgan Morgan™
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You get used to it, and it certainly teaches you how to drive a boat! ;)
al dixon
al dixon - 3 years ago
Danger Marine: Very well done and informative! I'm a new boater at 55, got a 16' Duranautic aluminum with a 50HP Mercury O/B. I learned a lot. Thank you!
Michael Fox
Michael Fox - 3 years ago
I am new too. Love the videos from Dangar Stu. I've taken my boat out twice in the last 2 weeks. First 2 times too. Very happy with it. Polycraft Challenger 4.1 Open wit 30HP 2 stroke.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Al, glad you enjoyed the vid. :)
daniel
daniel - 3 years ago
you live in hawksberry
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Yep!
Joshua Portillo
Joshua Portillo - 3 years ago
thank you for the help ! Very appreciated.
Joshua Portillo
Joshua Portillo - 3 years ago
Nope, but I really just wanted to get to know how to drive a boat for on the future! One day hopefully haha
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Joshua Portillo Did you go for your license?
Joshua Portillo
Joshua Portillo - 3 years ago
it did!.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
You're welcome Josh, hope it helped you.
Fer Fernando
Fer Fernando - 3 years ago
Thanks a lot for your video guide! What the heck, for your channel too!
I'm watching at least one or 2 of your amazing videos everyday even though I bought a small sail boat recently equipped with an outboard.
Your tips and your narrative are excellent!
Great accent too even though I'm used to the British/American one and yours sound so clear and easy to pick.
Thanks for your work and effort! You are making the nautical world so much easy and approachable for many people like me!

Greetings from Spain, the other side of the planet for you (almost the Antipodes)!!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks mate, great to hear you are enjoying the channel. :)
Michael Fox
Michael Fox - 3 years ago
Good videos. I like your work.. :)
Michael Fox
Michael Fox - 3 years ago
awesome area Brooklyn and surroundings. will have bring my boat up for a day to explore.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 3 years ago
Thanks Michael. :)
Ballantyne de Wolf
Ballantyne de Wolf - 4 years ago
Stu, I believe distance off for paddle craft and swimmers is 60m, not 30. As a paddle crafter myself, I would really appreciate planning boats staying well clear, or as you say dropping to a no-wash speed. The worst for us is 20m off at 8 knots, so I end up spilling my cocktail.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
I believe you are right, it is double for paddle craft and swimmers.
Seth Hoffman
Seth Hoffman - 4 years ago
Great tip cleating one line to pivot on in either scenario. Thanks!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Seth, that is called "springing off" and can save you in plenty of high current or high wind situations.
Garry Hart
Garry Hart - 4 years ago
Thanks for the great advice. I'm also new to boating and found it worrying to try to remember everything I need to do before, during and after going out (mine is a drive on/off boat). My wife suggested I make a list and so I made up a set of 3 double-sided small cards which are laminated and made into a very small pocket sized booklet (bound with durable tape). I only have to check one page of up to about 6 reminders at each stage and it saves me holding up other boaters at the ramp. Because it's in a doc format I can change it and also make it available for others to use and change to suit themselves but I don't know if this is a good idea nor how to share it (free).
Garry Hart
Garry Hart - 4 years ago
Thanks Dangar. Yes, they are for each stage and they flip over so just the card for the next stage is visible. I'll look into the Google Docs option. Thanks.

I finally got it setup through a youtube video with a link to the booklet.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Hey Gary, sounds like a great idea, particularly if they are themed to each stage (preparing the boat, launching the boat etc). Personally I share things like that using Google Docs, but there are plenty of other options. I'm sure plenty of people would get value out of them. :)
Salvador Alanis
Salvador Alanis - 4 years ago
Thank you for doing this ... very helpful for a novice like me.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
You're welcome Salvador, enjoy your time on the water. :)
Cody Piggott
Cody Piggott - 4 years ago
2:09 " u don't have cars on the island " why is there a bridge in the background is that the main island ?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
That is the railway bridge that connects the south side of the river to the north side of the river but it doesn't come to the island.
Dean t
Dean t - 4 years ago
awesome clips, they are all a really big help. Thanks.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Dean, glad the video helped.
ThePCJakub
ThePCJakub - 4 years ago
Hello, can I ask some questions about boats? First, how much degrees does your steering wheel have? Second, did you have to switch gears, or just use the throttle to do it automatically?
ThePCJakub
ThePCJakub - 4 years ago
Thank you! Didn't know that before, you helped.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Hi mate. I'm not sure how many turns the wheel is lock to lock, I'd say about four maybe? I'll check. On outboards like this, the throttle lever is also the gear selector. In the middle is neutral, then as soon as you push it forward it selects forward gear and then increases the revs the more you push. Boats only have forward, neutral and reverse, no 1st, 2nd, 3rd like a car. This is mostly because they don't have to go up hills like cars.
Lee Roberts
Lee Roberts - 4 years ago
Thank you for this, I'm a total novice and you taught me a lot of things.
Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts - 3 years ago
That is funny. Why then is one of the most comprehensive books on boating called Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship. Now in its 67th edition.
reggaerocket
reggaerocket - 3 years ago
Sorry Bob....in terms of LANGUAGE it is entirely correct to 'drive' a boat once it has an engine. Is it popular to use that terminology? Nope. But it is correct. lol. Its also correct to 'drive' a motorcycle...for the same exact historical reason. Of course, this doesn't automatically mean that "riding" a motorcycle or "piloting" a boat would be incorrect. lol
Ken in Cornwall
Ken in Cornwall - 3 years ago
this is obviously a video for the novice; of course you are NO novice because you find it necessary to correct someone who took the time to teach others. Pilot a boat??? HAHAHAHA.. no such animal... you pilot a plane smartass....
Do you pilot a boat?
If it's a sailing boat, you sail it. If you're the captain of a ship, you skipper it, and if you're the helmsman, you steer or helm it, but otherwise, there's no general term.
Bob Fish
Bob Fish - 3 years ago
Sir, one does not DRIVE a boat. One runs, steers, pilots a boat. Please do not use DRIVE. Thanks.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Lee, glad the video helped. :)
Matt S
Matt S - 4 years ago
Thanks for the video. New to boating in New England, USA!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
You're welcome Matt, I hope you enjoy your time on the water. :)
wat
wat - 4 years ago
Hey great video! I was wondering if you had any advice on tackling wakes from other boats, I've heard multiple different answers including to power through them or some to slow down. Wondering what your opinion is.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
I personally change course to hit them at a shallow angle. If you imagine drawing a line directly across a wave (at 90 degrees to it), it is quite steep up and down and quite short. If you draw a line at a shallow angle it is a longer line with a shallow up and then a shallow down. You don't want it to be too shallow so you end up side on and get rolled too much, but a bit of an angle with soften the ride and also allow the sponson to catch the spray rather than having the bow dig in through the wave. Accelerating a bit at the last moment can help lift the bow a bit, but I certainly wouldn't hit wash at speed, I'd always slow down in advance, even if you do accelerate at the last moment.
TCT Solutions
TCT Solutions - 4 years ago
Many, many thanks for this video! It is an excellent introduction and overview of what I learned (and am still learning) the hard way. Really good style of delivery and essential tips! Thanks again mate! Eric (Scotland)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Eric, glad the video helped you. Have fun on the water! :)
Atleastyoutried
Atleastyoutried - 4 years ago
Great video. Too the point and useful. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate, glad you liked it. :)
BOUNCY
BOUNCY - 4 years ago
Great Videos Dangar Marine,
Just Watched A Dozen Or So, After Owning My First Boat For A Week.
Very Informative And Educational, Top Marks.
Cheers Michael
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Michael, glad the videos are helping you with your new boat. :)
yamahaevo
yamahaevo - 4 years ago
Mercury 75 elpto and your motor any good?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
This is a friends boat, and I'm not a bit fan of the motor. I find it a bit rough and noisy, which is why I prefer four strokes. For what it is though it has been quite reliable though.
thechillroom
thechillroom - 4 years ago
hey man great vid. but im a sea cadet leading rank and im looking for advice on RHIB boats. I would love a respose.

keep it up
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate. :)
thechillroom
thechillroom - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine cheers man, ill be sure to mention you to my other power boat mad friends.
have a good one
LC
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Okay, so I really llike RHIB boats. I worked on them for quite a while found them really practical. The main idea with them is that when the boat is going at speed on the plane, only the fibreglass hull is in the water so there isn't much resistance. When you turn the outside pontoon stops the boat rolling over so they turn very tight and very flat. When you slow down the hull sinks into the water down onto the pontoons and the boat becomes very stable. You can sit on the edges without it tipping over. We used the boat to go around checking other boats, so it was also good to have those soft pontoons to come along side boats without needing fenders. They have a really large capacity for their size. Ours were rated at 11 people and they were only about 6-7 metres long. We had twin 75HP motors so they were really quick and they were also really hard to sink. The only real drawback is they aren't good to live in the water, they are best on a trailer or davit. Enjoy your classes!
thechillroom
thechillroom - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine basically the basics( I used basic twice :) ) I want to be ahead of my class.
anything you would recommend.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Hi mate, what did you need to know?

100. comment for Beginner's guide to driving a small boat

Goodwin2110
Goodwin2110 - 4 years ago
Big thanks from the other side of our small planet! I'm about to buy a similar boat and this video has happened to be very helpful and informative. Greetings from Russia!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate. Hope you enjoy the new boat and the Russian summer!
Kim-Roger Nyeggen
Kim-Roger Nyeggen - 4 years ago
I have seen all your videos! you are a great teacher :) :)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate, glad you've enjoyed them. :)
Colin Wood
Colin Wood - 4 years ago
When i had my first boat i had no one to show me any thing wish the internet had been around back then would have saved me lots of money on repairs grate video for the novice
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate. Yeah, there are so many things I wish I had been show much earlier in life! :)
Greg Dwiar
Greg Dwiar - 4 years ago
The parts about docking your boat certainly cleared up a few problems I have been having, sometimes I think I have just been pure lucky other times I have bruises on the sides of my boat. BTW is that the Sydney Harbor bridge in the background. lol.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Hey Greg, glad the video cleared a few things up for you. Ha! Not quite. But one day I'd like to do another video on the harbour and head up under the bridge towards the opera house to give people a look around. :)
CardiganBear
CardiganBear - 4 years ago
Very clearly explained - you are a great teacher. Thanks for posting.
jesse andrew
jesse andrew - 4 years ago
what about your life jacket just in case you go overboard the boat but apart from that love this video have a great day
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
You're welcome. Have fun on the water. :)
Finghin Quilligan
Finghin Quilligan - 4 years ago
What were the apps you were using
johnmg07
johnmg07 - 4 years ago
Very well explained, great tips, helped me greatly...thanks
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate, glad you liked the vid.
Summer Equinocio
Summer Equinocio - 4 years ago
Nice Job! You are a very good teacher! Thanks For sharing your valuable experience. Could you please to say what is the App In the begin of the video, about the weather and tide?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate, glad you liked the video. That app was Weather Zone+ from memory.
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
Question? Just bought my first boat and im learning everytjing i can. 1996 sea ray 190 sport inboard/outboard. Took it out for the first time couple days ago. Was in water few hours and no problem. after the few hours I would throttle up with trim down then trim up as nessecarry. The boat started leaning/tilting to the left. The steering wheel was also going left when i straiten wheel out the boat would go off course and go right. i would turn it back in the direction of straight but the wheel and boat would go left.An uncomfortable lean left. weight in boat was right. I asked around and got no proper answers. Was told its made that way for my protection. If i were to fall off the boat is to go in circles instead of going straight? Any clue or idea?
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine Ok thank you for your time. I guess i will do more research and figure it out. The boat was empty besides myself, life jacket, and ore. If it is the torque how would one fix or adjust this so boat straightens out?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
No, if you tried ever direction and it was the same it would have been caused by prop torque or weight distribution.
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine ok thank you. Could the windy conditions and the water being choppy have effect on it leaning to the left. I actually went in every direction to see if It would fix it self. no matter whst direction i went it still leaned left on throttle up about 30 to 40 mph. trim was all the way down I teimmed up it didnt matter. But it was windy and water was choppy
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Sounds like you will need to look into weight distribution and perhaps increasing the the steering tension then.
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine It does have a flat one now. its there and level with the space its in. no "fin" trim tab just a plain anode
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Are the pictures you have seen for your exact model of motor? It is possible that your motor only allows for a flat anode.
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine so i searched this trim tab anode and seen pictures of it. The size of it seems as though my prop will hit the trim tab. I went out to boat and looked. I spun my prop and where tge trim tab should be if one were there looks as if it would hit? Am I nuts. Is there a way to post a picture for you to see some how?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
I'd check for your model then, it sounds like the tab may have been eaten away. A new trim tab anode may go some way to solving your problem if it has one.
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine thank you for responding also. Ice been trying to figure this out and have asked many people. No one can tell me
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
Just a flat surface Anode.
David Lewis
David Lewis - 4 years ago
There is no trim tab aboce prop but a dull anode. Its like a greyish surface like crumble lol. Sorry im new. It take a screw to undo and remove. But the tab itself is not there.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Most boats lean to the left because of the torque through the prop. Most prop turn clockwise which puts an equal and opposite turn counter clockwise through the hull pushing the left side down. This is the reason that the helm is put on the right hand side so the weight of the driver can help counter balance this force. Although it can make the boat go in circles if you fall overboard, it isn't by design. There is a trim tab anode just above the prop on most outboard that can be adjusted port and starboard to keep a boat running straight, but this will only come into effect above a certain speed as it acts like a small rudder. You could try adjusting this a small amount at a time. Also, if the wheel is taking force to hold it straight, most pivot tubes on outboards have a tension screw so you could tighten that up to reduce fatigue from constantly fighting the wheel.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Most boats lean to the left because of the torque through the prop. Most prop turn clockwise which puts an equal and opposite turn counter clockwise through the hull pushing the left side down. This is the reason that the helm is put on the right hand side so the weight of the driver can help counter balance this force. Although it can make the boat go in circles if you fall overboard, it isn't by design. There is a trim tab anode just above the prop on most outboard that can be adjusted port and starboard to keep a boat running straight, but this will only come into effect above a certain speed as it acts like a small rudder. You could try adjusting this a small amount at a time. Also, if the wheel is taking force to hold it straight, most pivot tubes on outboards have a tension screw so you could tighten that up to reduce fatigue from constantly fighting the wheel.
Peter Hancock
Peter Hancock - 4 years ago
Very good, I enjoyed this video very much. I've been boating for along time and there is always something new to learn. thanks very much
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Peter, glad you liked the video. I'm still learning new things about boating every day even after years of working on the water. There is always so much more to learn!
Joseph Riggs
Joseph Riggs - 4 years ago
There are things explained here I've never heard explained in other videos. Love the bit about slowing down from planing speed to plowing at 8 knots. A lot of people have the wrong mentality when slowing down. Great, great video!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Joseph, glad you liked the video. Thanks for taking the time to comment. :)
stringbreaker6
stringbreaker6 - 4 years ago
thx for the good vid man.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
You're welcome mate, glad you liked it. :)
noah sylvester
noah sylvester - 4 years ago
What's the weather app you have?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
I think the one in that video is WeatherZone+. I also use Willy Weather because it has good tide information.
Marlon Parato
Marlon Parato - 4 years ago
thanks alot!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
You're welcome. :)
J-BASSNFANATIC
J-BASSNFANATIC - 4 years ago
just bought my first boat and your videos have been so helpful to me from winterizing and changing spark plugs in a 2-stroke outboard to everything I need to know about the water thank you
J-BASSNFANATIC
J-BASSNFANATIC - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine Thanks ☺
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Hey Jeannie, I'm the glad videos have helped you and I hope you have a great time on the water. :)
Roscoevega
Roscoevega - 4 years ago
Such a nice covering guide mate! Also, thanks for using the metric system like the rest of the sane world, please make more videos!

Friendly greetings from Sweden!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate, glad you liked the vid. LOL, yes, I do find measuring things in fractions of an inch a bit funny too. :)
steve hilton
steve hilton - 4 years ago
Fantastic video, thanks for taking the time to put this gem together, packed with great info!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+steve hilton Thanks Steve, glad you liked it.:)
Robert Hickman
Robert Hickman - 4 years ago
Awesome video. This is one of the best explained boat handling videos I've ran across on youtube, most are absolutely awful, really explaining nothing. Can you do more like this please, especially now you have better recording kit.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Robert Hickman Yes, the poor old Green Machine does have quite a tale to tell. I'm surprised there aren't more good sailing videos on YouTube. My long term plan for this channel is to go on some three month sailing cruising trips so sailing will definitely be a big part of future videos.
Robert Hickman
Robert Hickman - 4 years ago
doing a video about the history of your own 'green machine' would also be interesting, as would how you came to live on an island. Another thing I've found a major lack of on youtube is a clear demonstration about sailing a sailing boat.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Robert Hickman Pretty much, they are used everyday to get to and from work, carry building materials etc I have thought about a video talking to different people and asking them about the boats they own.
Robert Hickman
Robert Hickman - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine You could also do a video about the different types of boats common around the island. I've seen you have a few videos of aluminium craft which often look pretty beat up. Are these you equivalents of 'cars' on the island?
Robert Hickman
Robert Hickman - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine Great, thanks.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Robert Hickman Thanks Robert, glad you enjoyed it. Have just been doing one on anchoring this week, and will aim to do an "advanced" version soon.
minion0metal
minion0metal - 4 years ago
Pfft... He thinks 14 degrees is chilly.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+minion0metal I think 14 degrees is FREEZING!
tim
tim - 4 years ago
Cool video. Very nicely described and illustrated. I learned a lot. For you that don't like it, there is no need to be negative. Simply find another one. Keep in mind, he is not reading a teleprompter.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+tim Thanks Tim, appreciate your kind words and support. Glad you learnt a lot from the video, enjoy your summer on the water! :)
smokster0604
smokster0604 - 4 years ago
Great job Dangar.....
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+smokster0604 Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed.
Thang Le
Thang Le - 4 years ago
Thank-you, Sir! ! We've learned much from you and always enjoy your programs.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Thang Le Thanks Thang, glad you enjoy them. :)
Peter Desmond
Peter Desmond - 4 years ago
Dangar Island ?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Peter Desmond yep, as you will see in the video I'm just about to upload!
amzirak
amzirak - 4 years ago
Would very much appreciate a continuation on this video on larger boats in the 9-10 meter range and any further information, tips and practices for us in the same manner as this video. Just scaled up a notch or two.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+amzirak Wish I could go out on your boat with you and give you a few pointers. Oh well, the vid will have to do! Hope you enjoy the new boat. :)
amzirak
amzirak - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine That's great to hear, I've just recently purchased my first boat which is rather large and intimidating but an investment worth making. Currently waiting on an experienced boatie to take me out and give me a 101. Your previous video helped me gather the confidence to learn the basics in a smaller boat at the time. Thanks a lot from over the ditch mate.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+amzirak Yes, I've been thinking of doing a follow up to this video for a while now. There are definitely some more advanced tips that could be included in the next video as well as larger boats, rudder boats and twin screw boats.
Janelle Farmilow
Janelle Farmilow - 4 years ago
i have a 2003 bayliner 175
Aleks Sestovic
Aleks Sestovic - 4 years ago
ok
Janelle Farmilow
Janelle Farmilow - 4 years ago
oh and thanks for ur help before it was the spark plugs
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Janelle Farmilow No worries, glad you've got it going. My boat is an old 4.6m DeHavilland. I think it must have been made in the 70's. A good old work boat these days. How about you?
Janelle Farmilow
Janelle Farmilow - 4 years ago
what boat do u own
Aleks Sestovic
Aleks Sestovic - 4 years ago
2004 bayliner 176
Janelle Farmilow
Janelle Farmilow - 4 years ago
i thout it was the georges river for a sec
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Janelle Farmilow Ah yes, very similar. I've spent quite a bit of time boating on the Georges River.
Janelle Farmilow
Janelle Farmilow - 4 years ago
what river is this
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Janelle Farmilow Hi Janelle. It's the Hawkesbury River just north of Sydney.
tastethejace
tastethejace - 4 years ago
A great high quality instructional vid for beginners. Thank you. Subscribed.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+tastethejace The photos on the Net of Clearwater look like a great place to go boating!
tastethejace
tastethejace - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine Thanks = ) Greetings from Clearwater, FL, USA.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+tastethejace That's mate, great to have you on the channel. :)
aLdagny
aLdagny - 4 years ago
getting My licence as soon as I turn 16! but now I know what to expect
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+The Fat Gamer Hi mate. Good luck with your license and I hope you have lots of fun on the water! :)
VOOODOOO
VOOODOOO - 4 years ago
um ah um ah
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+VOOODOOO Thanks.
Charles Jorgensen
Charles Jorgensen - 4 years ago
Thanks mate, great help.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Charles Jorgensen You're welcome, enjoy your time on the water. :)
tommy lennhamn
tommy lennhamn - 4 years ago
Great video for getting new people started with sound boat handling! --Tommy, Skipper @ www.waxholmwatertaxi.com
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+tommy lennhamn Thanks Tommy, glad you liked it.
Clone _x2
Clone _x2 - 4 years ago
Just got my first boat and licence , was exactly what I need to give me a bit more confidence , cheers ...
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Congratulations! Safe boating. :)
Mohammed Bassir
Mohammed Bassir - 4 years ago
Very nice that was pretty good for beginners and exactly what i was looking as i am having the plan to buy my first boat thank you so much. :)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Mohammed Bassir Thanks Mohammed, I hope you enjoy your new boat when you get it. Safe boating! :)
Tru Blu
Tru Blu - 4 years ago
umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm umm why the fuck am learning to drive a boat
Tru Blu
Tru Blu - 4 years ago
+tim What video?
tim
tim - 4 years ago
+Intel i7 4790k Why don't you do your video then?
Snoozy
Snoozy - 4 years ago
Could not stand the hum, hum, hum, every five words.
Anthony Hayden
Anthony Hayden - 3 years ago
Hmmm I think someone needs a snooze ay Snoozy.
Grant Moore
Grant Moore - 4 years ago
Well made vid watching from NZ our rules and regs so the same, with the exception we dont need a licence to boat. I lived central coast 25 years, know your area very well. will be telling my boating mates here to watch your vids. Whakatane. Bay of plenty NZ. keep making vids.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Grant Moore Thanks Grant, glad you liked the vid. Always great to hear from our Antipodean neighbours! I've love to do some boating over in NZ one day. :)
Random Tortoise
Random Tortoise - 4 years ago
very well, sir..
much respect and good luck with your (hopefully) rising channel.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Random Tortoise Thanks mate. Happy boating!
Kevin & Tarsh G
Kevin & Tarsh G - 4 years ago
Good on you for taking the time to make this video.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Kevin & Trarsh G Thanks mate, I hope it helped you.
Allan Halls
Allan Halls - 4 years ago
Very well done. Can't wait for the ice to melt to get out on the water this summer and practice....All the way from Ontario, Canada!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Not long now. Spring is on the way!
whereisthematrixedge
whereisthematrixedge - 4 years ago
great video. thanks!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+whereisthematrixedge You're welcome. :)
Peter James
Peter James - 4 years ago
A good place to start if your new to boating.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Peter.
Kool_laddo
Kool_laddo - 4 years ago
Great video mate, nice to see tips on the water in NSW.
I recon you and Maritime should pair up and make some more informative videos about boating..
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Sasha Bekker Thanks Sasha. I have been talking to some old friends at Maritime about that. I worked as a Maritime BSO on the water for five years and many of my old colleague still work there. Stay tuned! :)
Geoff Cartwright
Geoff Cartwright - 4 years ago
Excellent video tuition. Just bought a Finnmaster Pilot 7 with 150hp Honda outboard. I'm a novice and your tips will be great as we cruise around the Isle of Skye next summer.
Cheers from Scotland!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Geoff Cartwright Hi Geoff, glad the video helped. Enjoy your time on the water when the sun comes back!
kranthi Radha
kranthi Radha - 4 years ago
hello sir .. well made video with the basics ..and this is great help ...thanks for the video..cheers..
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Kranthi, glad you enjoyed. :)
Dayne Cowan
Dayne Cowan - 4 years ago
Another great one mate. I agree with the comments, a series on "key things you need for obtaining a boat licence" would be amazing.
Dayne Cowan
Dayne Cowan - 4 years ago
Will do... even NSW specific would be interesting. As long as it's made clear, I think most people would be ok. I know what you mean though.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Dayne Cowan I'd like to do that vid, I've just got to think of a way to make it quite generic rather than being specific to NSW regulations. Leave it with me!
Jason Morrison
Jason Morrison - 4 years ago
I reckon NSW Services should hand this video out...Mate I applaud the way you teach. I learn heaps from that.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate. I don't think I've ever mentioned it but I worked as a boating officer for NSW Maritime for five years. Still have friends there so hoping to do some combined videos soon. :)
Thomas Nestor
Thomas Nestor - 4 years ago
Great vid! I'm a newbie at 65, and now that my boat is wrapped up for the winter I'm trying to sharpen my boating skills virtually, and this is a great help. Thanks so much, and greetings from Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, USA!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks Thomas, glad to hear the video helped. Always fun to get comments from people on the other side of the world!
Warren Loone
Warren Loone - 4 years ago
Mate, Just did my power boat licence here in Qld.  Good required course but you have added to my understanding of several practical situations and is a very valuable addition to my basic understanding so far.  Smooth water, cold beer. Cheers.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Congrats on getting your license! I hope your boating is beautiful one day, perfect the next. ;)
Deuce Gamz
Deuce Gamz - 4 years ago
what model QuinTrex boat was this ? ??
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
Thanks mate. Glad you like the vids. I'll be down at the boat this morning. I'll see if it has a model name too.
Deuce Gamz
Deuce Gamz - 4 years ago
+Dangar Marine :O woah you replied wow.. dude love everything you do :) thank you for the telling me im looking into buying a 5 meter or 4 meter QuinTrex boat :)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
It's a 500 (5 metre). Not sure of the model name. I borrowed the boat for that video. :)
on thin ice
on thin ice - 4 years ago
thank you, i learnt so much from this guide
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+on thin ice You're welcome. Happy boating!
Burial
Burial - 5 years ago
16:20 I did not know that the lateral channel markers are reversed outside of the Americas (or reversed inside of the Americas, depending on your perspective) until today, I thought you misspoke until I did a little research... there should really be a world standard.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
+j6663000 Yes, it is odd. I should have mentioned that the Americas and Japan are opposite to the rest of the world. Must make it hard if you travel from one side of the world to another! Having said that I've just come back from the US and started driving on the right hand side of the road when I got home. Oops! :O
happyshots2011
happyshots2011 - 5 years ago
excellent video mate im 20 and im looking at getting my boat licence can you make a video specificly at getting your boat licence
Scott W
Scott W - 5 years ago
Great video. Very informative. Thank you for taking the time.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
Thanks mate. Glad you enjoyed it. Safe boating!
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson - 5 years ago
Nice video! Thank you for the good direction.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
You're welcome, happy boating!
GATORSK8TER
GATORSK8TER - 5 years ago
awesome dude
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
Thanks mate, hope it helped. :)
Ethan
Ethan - 5 years ago
What are the specs on this boat?
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Aleks Sestovic But you should see the graphics card. ;)
Aleks Sestovic
Aleks Sestovic - 4 years ago
core i7 processer
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
It's about a 5 metre aluminium boat with a 90 two stroke Mercury. Borrowed so not exactly sure!
pandonia77
pandonia77 - 5 years ago
Amazing amazing amazing. I've been wanting a video like this with a real demonstration on a boat explaining basics and you did it. Well done mate!
pandonia77
pandonia77 - 4 years ago
Amazing :)
Aleks Sestovic
Aleks Sestovic - 4 years ago
amazing
Aleks Sestovic
Aleks Sestovic - 4 years ago
amazing
Rotorhead6235
Rotorhead6235 - 5 years ago
Great video, excellent tips and nicely put. Thanks (and not at all wanky) :o)
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
Thanks mate. Glad you liked it.
Semaj Rice
Semaj Rice - 5 years ago
Great Job!
I'm new boater in Chicago. This is one of the best videos I have seen to really explain
everything you really need to know.  Good Day
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
There definitely are some good courses out there. Somebody recently asked about doing a video on getting your license, which I think is a good idea but unfortunately it is different from state to state let alone country to country! I think I'll try sticking to things that are the same all around world. :)
SeikiBrian
SeikiBrian - 5 years ago
+Semaj Rice Greetings, new boater. Just be aware that the color system of lights and buoys in Chicago will be opposite of what he describes in the video. Remember that for north, central, and south America the rule is "red, right, returning."

I highly recommend contacting the Coast Guard Auxiliary or US Power Squadron to look into a new boaters course.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
Thanks mate, safe boating!
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson - 5 years ago
Thanks mate! Great video with helpful tips.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 4 years ago
+Eric Anderson You're welcome, sorry I missed your message.
Rakesh Dewangan
Rakesh Dewangan - 5 years ago
Awesome video, thanks to your gr8 tips.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
You're welcome, enjoy your time on the water!
Mathew Charles
Mathew Charles - 5 years ago
Awesome video, thanks! New boater in Seattle :)
SeikiBrian
SeikiBrian - 5 years ago
+Mathew Charles Greetings from Everett, Mathew. If you don't have your Washington Boater's Card yet, the Boat US Foundation offers a free online boater safety course that is approved by Washington State Parks & Recreation. http://www.boatus.org/courses/
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
Thanks Matt. Enjoy the Seattle waters!
David Tran
David Tran - 5 years ago
great video.......helpful tips for my fist timeblaunch. thank alot!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
You're welcome. Have fun! :)
RuckinBrit
RuckinBrit - 5 years ago
Cheers mate.  Very good, informative and down to earth honest advice.  Nice.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
Thanks mate. Hope it was helpful. :)
THATSJUSTJJACKSON
THATSJUSTJJACKSON - 5 years ago
Thanks for making this video. I just received my Boating Safety Certification and looking to learn some things before getting out on the water.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
+THATSJUSTJJACKSON You're welcome. Enjoy your time on the water. :)
Jonathon Starr
Jonathon Starr - 5 years ago
Awesome video, I feel much more confident for my first time launch. Going to have my family watch it so they can understand boating also. Thanks again!!!
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
+Jonathon Starr You're welcome Jonathon. Have fun on the water :)
Aggressive Horsepower
Aggressive Horsepower - 5 years ago
Bit of a long video, but well worth watching.
I'm fairly new to boating, and I think your tips will come in very useful.
Thx.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
+Aggressive Horsepower Yeah, it probably could have been punchier, but glad it helped. Enjoy your time on the water. :)
MrTimesetter
MrTimesetter - 5 years ago
Thanks for posting. I found your videos while searching the remedies for an issue I've been having with my motors.
MrTimesetter
MrTimesetter - 5 years ago
They do....and your awesome remote starter switch will be a huge help to me once I make one. Thanks again.
Dangar Marine
Dangar Marine - 5 years ago
+MrTimesetter You're welcome, I hope they help you. :)

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