Under motor, you might consider going faster to allow the ruder to work.
Get your head out of the screen.
I think THOSE are related. Otherwise, nope.
Wing keels do leeway better than fin keels.
It takes some time to learn your own boat's characteristics..
I understand the first, but don't the second. Pushing UP & DOWN is too hard? Or is U&D a menu on this thing?
There have been, and will continue to be, detailed discussions about this topic. Kinda like asking your mom what girl to marry before you've had a first date, or "What boat should I...
Actually, the plot simplifies. You now know why the pump cycled so much when you first turned it on. It had to fill the partially empty pipes with water until the pressure built up. Good lcuk on the fix. Happened to many of us. You did great finding the leak, that's usually the hardest part!
They don't just become something, they are allowed to deteriorate.
21 years ago I bought some kitchen drawer dividers and made mine into my tool box. Very handy with a spring hatch holder to keep it open.
I installed a new subwoofer. Then I went and broke my leg skiing. Finally back to the boat 3 months later and it wouldn't work. Traced all the wiring and fuses...still nothing. Then I opened the electrical panel and found the genius who'd wired it (me!) had very cleverly run the circuit to...
Tim, sounds good, very good. :)
One important thing I learned and have heard repeatedly is:
When one purchases a new boat, suppress the itch to "do" things. Make a list, put them off, 'cuz you'll have plenty of other things to learn. A year later, look at the list and see if there are any...