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If you have a Twin Sterndrive boat, you need to know how to dock it...

Docking Your Twin Sterndrive Boat is EASY...

Even Boaters Who Think They Can Dock a Boat 
Will be Able to dock Even Better & Look Like a Pro!

Twin I/O DockingProven, step-by-step "how-to-dock-a-boat" e-Lessons from the authority on docking who has taught thousands—on all sizes and types of boats from outboards to motor yachts. Doug (5th generation industry professional) has taught thousands−on all sizes and types of boats from Sterndrives to motor yachts.

Twin Sterndrives or I/O's are motors that are a combination of inboard engines connected through the transom to outdrives. The package is known as a sterndrive or an Inboard/Outboard or an I/O which is half in and half out.

Docking twins is not twice as easy! Without being shown how, it can be more than twice as difficult. Doug shares the "single trick" for mastering some twins, while others are far easier using his "arc method".

This boat docking e-lesson will teach you both systems and on which boat each works best and how to dock bow first. This will simplify docking your Twin Sterndrive. Approximately 120 pages with 140 diagrams and photos withproven, detailed, step-by-step instructions.

THANK YOU So much your instructions are very clear and helpful! I wish I would have found you 2 years ago.

Jeff S., PA

"Many thanks!  I just moved from a single I/O to a Twin I/O and seemed to be getting worse each time I back into the dock. I could never figure out when to use one or two drives, when to turn the drives vs using one or the other ,etc. This makes so much sense to me and I'll be trying it the rest of the season.

Thanks again! "

—Allan Darr, PA

 

Brenda, thank you, and your husband for the e-Lessons. I read the introductory book and the chapters in the advanced that apply to my boat and docking situation. The tips on the arch, momentum, 3-5 seconds of throttle to adjust were extremely helpful. I nailed docking the last 7-8 times without drama, cussing, or tears. It took some practice, but my comfort level has increased 100 fold.

Thank you.

—Bob Hilken TX

I really appreciate the quick reply. I recently upgraded to a twin engine boat and your video along with literature has helped tremendously. Thanks again and happy boating!!!!

—Ron IL

 I wanted to let you know, how much I appreciate your instructional information. My wife and I purchased our first boat last year to place in a marina on the San Francisco Bay.We bought a 2000 28' cruiser that had twin stern drives.

Having very little boating experience, I hired a captain to give me some instruction on my boat in order to comfortably utilize it in the marina and on the very intimidating SF Bay. The instructor only had one theory, steer the boat by use of the two shifter system. While I was able to drive the boat in the marina effectively, it left me with very little confidence to get into our tight slip with another expensive boat right next to us.

At that time, I could not imagine me taking the boat out without additional experienced help. So, I researched the internet for instruction, and thankfully found your site. Everything I was reading about your ARC system just made absolute sense to me. I was much more comfortable steering with the wheel and then utilizing single engines to maneuver in tight spaces. I purchased your written manual and also your video on docking twin stern drive boats. I proceeded to read, watch and visualize the process enough to finally get the confidence to try it out.

Yesterday, I put in practice everything you taught about driving twin stern drives. It could not have gone any better. I was able to back out of the dock, run to the dump station, docked there, left that dock, returned to our dock and successfully docked the boat without incident. It was such a great experience, I look forward to many more in the future and it was all due to your lessons. Thank you for all your help!

—An appreciative boater

 

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As popular as Sterndrives are, they're also the most difficult to dock!
AND
It's NOT YOUR FAULT!

"If-Then" for all conditions and situations...
Boat Docking Simplified

dock-tio-intro-diagramI've eliminated all the technical details and hard stuff and concentrated on how your boat responds to the wheel, shift and throttle(s) so you know what to do and what to expect of your boat.

My e-Lessons will instruct you how to confidently dock in all conditions and situations using a simple formula of "if-then" statements. For example; if you want to move ahead, then you push the gear shift into forward.

My step-by-step instructions (with 140 diagrams) show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and why without a lot of technical jargon or engineering terminology.

Simple Step-by-Step Instructions on
how to Dock Your Twin Sterndrive Boat Bow First—
Both in your slip and at a gas dock.

  • twin-sterndrivesLearn how your sterndrives handle your boat, illustrated with easy to follow diagrams.
  • Doug starts with open water exercises in the boat docking e-Lesson, so you learn how your twin sterndrives work together and separately.
  • When finished your open water exercises, you will know what to expect as you use the wheel, throttles and shifts.
  • Then, it's easy to approach a dock and dock bow first–no fear, no guessing, no hoping for the best, no jumping, no injuries, no boat hook. No shouting and no swearing–just good team work.
  • Doug's FLIPP Line™ method, will make docking and securing your boat a simple easy procedure.
  • Dock your Twin Sterndrive easily and safely with a complete understanding of what to do and how to do it–especially in front of an audience

Doug also Teaches

  • Why it's not your fault docking is so difficult
  • What to expect as you use the wheel, shifts and throttles
  • How to outsmart the wind/current/fairway momentum
  • How to recover from screw-ups
  • Doug's FLIPP Line™ procedure to simplify docking
  • What not to do and why
  • How to dock bow first in 4 different winds with left approach tying port and starboard sides
  • How to dock bow first in 4 different winds with right approach tying port and starboard sides
  • All 16 scenerios are complete and with independent instructions
  • How to parallel dock at a gas dock/restaurant dock

Once you know how your boat was meant to be handled, boat docking is EASY. It's just a matter of practicing Doug's techniques specific to your Twin Sterndrive.

When you have mastered docking bow first (usually takes several weeks to a whole season), you will be ready for "Docking Your Twin Sterndrive--ADVANCED" for stern first docking and many more neat docking maneuvers.

 


 

Dock a Twin Sterndrive Video

dock-twin-sterndrive2For those boaters who need to hear and watch instructions as well as to read them, we have produced an 18 minute video with Rob MacLeod of www.InformedBoater.com . We recommend that you buy the e-Lesson and the Video together--not just the video. The Video complements the e-Lesson.

The Video shows you how easily your boat handles using the proper combination of wheel and shifts. Play the preview to see how easy it is to dock a twin sterndrive and what you will learn in the full video and the e-lesson. You will be amazed.

Your First Mate doesn't even have to get off the boat, or struggle to the bow or swing a boat hook. It is easier and much safer, eliminating stress, fear and yelling.

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Let Doug Show You how to dock a boat the EASY Way...

docking is easyDoug Dawson, a 5th generation boat industry expert, knows the design characteristics of all boats and drive systems. Doug has driven, demonstrated, tested, reviewed and handled every type of boat and drive system and knows how to teach others with easy-to-follow instructions.

With Doug's e-Lessons, you will learn your boat's unique dance moves and be able to waltz smoothly as one, right up to your dock.

 

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Simplified docking = Enjoyment.

 

Dock your Twin Sterndrive of I/O boat powered by a pair of Mercruiser, OMCobra, Volvo or other sterndrives with confidence. There are many to choose from including:

  • Baja
  • Bayliner
  • Campion
  • Chaparral
  • Checkmate
  • Chris Craft
  • Cobalt
  • Cruisers Yachts
  • Donzi
  • Doral
  • Formula
  • Fountain
  • Four Winns
  • Larson
 
  • Monterey
  • Regal
  • Rinker
  • SeaRay
  • Thompson
  • Thundercraft
  • Wellcraft
  • All other T I/O's

No-Risk Money Back Guarantee!

guaranteedThere is absolutely no way that you can lose-except by not taking me up on this offer. If you don't agree that this is the most impactful, eye-opening and practical information you've ever received on the subject of boat docking your boat, simply email me and I'll issue you a 100% refund of the purchase price no questions asked. You've got 30 full days to use and profit from this unique information or else ask (and receive) an immediate refund.

Your Invisible Instructor

No need to pay $100 plus per hour. Just download and print out the boat docking e-Lesson "Docking Your Twin Sterndrive" and take Doug (your invisible instructor) aboard with you. Practice as often as you wish.

Dawsons' e-Lessons aren't novels, emotional experiences or worrysome journeys of discovery, they are simple, easy-to-follow, step-by-step "how-to" docking instructions with illustrations.

For Only $29.00 USD (pdf version)

 

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World's Leading Experts On Docking!

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Happy Boating!

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Doug Dawson

P.S. You can spend your summer being frustrated and nervous docking your boat with everyone watching, and even worse, damaging your boat....or get this e-Lesson "Docking Your Twin Sterndrive" and be able to put on a show like a pro and be the talk of the dock!

P.P.S. You can't lose when you accept this no-risk offer. If you're disappointed with your boat docking e-Lesson for any reason, just let us know and we'll refund your purchase payment in FULL.

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THANK YOU So much your instructions are very clear and helpful! I wish I would have found you 2 years ago.

Jeff S. PA

 

Brenda,

Thank you, and your husband for the e-Lessons. I read the introductory book and the chapters in the advanced that apply to my boat and docking situation. The tips on the arch, momentum, 3-5 seconds of throttle to adjust were extremely helpful. I nailed docking the last 7-8 times without drama, cussing, or tears. It took some practice, but my comfort level has increased 100 fold.

Thank you.

Bob Hilken TX

 


Just saying thanks for your continuing efforts to promote boating and I'm still looking for the advanced twin sterndrive docking that Doug mentioned a while back and I see in this issue that it's coming soon. Although our wharf wall has tightened up even more this year at the marina I am getting the new 33 footer in quite well but I don't mind buying and learning more and helping others. Thanks again, keep up the good work.

Jim

Doug

Many thanks! I've tried most of these manuevers but have not mastered the correct sequences. I just moved from a single I/O to a twin and seem to be getting worse each time I back into the dock.

I could never figure out when to use one or two drives, when to turn the drives vs using one or the other ,etc.

This makes so much sense to me and I'll be trying it the rest of the season.

Thanks again!

Allan Darr, PA

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that we thought that the instructional article on how to back a twin stern drive into a slip as well as the Twin Sterndrive e-Lesson and your First Mate 101 book were very informative and I and my "first mate" learned a lot from them.

Thanks again.

Matt C, IL