Backing into your slip, prop torque can be used to equal advantage. We’ve all seen a fellow boater halfway into his slip trying to use the wheel to steer a boat “around a corner” in reverse. Since boats steer from the back, that causes the boat to get sideways to the intended direction. Positioned slightly off-center of the target, keep the helm centered and apply reverse. Once again, your prop torque will move the stern to port. When the transom is lined up, shift into neutral, let things settle for a beat, then shift into forward, using prop torque to induce a starboard slide, just enough to get the bow to straighten out. Reverse again. You’re home.