Did You Know – When cruising the shoreline within 150 feet from it or a dock, it is important the boat is operated in the displacement mode.
At this speed the boat will be almost at level trim and easy to steer with minimal or no wake generated.
Another option to view the shoreline is to stay off-shore further and operate the boat at planning speed creating a minimal wake.
Too often boaters cruise the shoreline at semi-displacement speed.
This causes the bow to rise on the bow wave producing maximum wakes and requiring more power to overcome the resistance of the bow wave.
Be a smart and considerate boater by looking behind your boat occasionally to check your wake.
Are you interested in joining a boating club on Grand Lake to have fun, plus the opportunity to take courses online or in the classroom to improve your boating skills and knowledge? Visit online americasboatingclub.org or usps.org/grandlake, on Facebook: America’s boating club-grand lake for more information.