Boating Basics: How To Steer a Powerboat | BoatUS

Boating for beginners
If you’re a new boat owner or just learning boat handling skills, this video will teach you the basics of steering a boat, particularly a planing outboard. BoatUS Magazine’s Lenny Rudow explains how boat steering works and gives you some tips for how to steer a powerboat most effectively. He covers how to make turns, both while at planing speeds and at low rpms. Lenny covers some safety issues, like letting your passengers know when you’re going to speed up or turn suddenly. He also shows you how small movements of the wheel can have big effects. He explains the difference between steering an outboard and an inboard with a a rudder. And he teaches you how to properly steer for easier maneuvering while docking. Learn more about better boat control at

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