I know, I know, who wants to admit that they can improve their piloting skills? Well, I will for this question.
While doing some repairs on my boat I ordered a part from cpperformance, and looking through the catalog I see a diagram of a jetboat being walked sideways, and the caption reading "you can move a jet boat sideways into tight docking situations by switching from forward to reverse while coordinating the steering." http://cpperformance.com/images/main/AA-Go-Berke.JPG
The diagram show the wheel pointing in the same direction for both forward and reverse flows.
Any practical pointers on how to do this? How much do you monkey with the wheel to get the walk sideways? I imagine the throttle is just enough to get the bow or stern to move. Additionally, this must be a lake maneuver, on the river I can usually ferry the boat into the slot without any problems.
I find reverse difficult in a light breeze, and swinging the bow around in reverse gets more and difficult as the wind picks up.