But there are some drawbacks. Most sport-fishers have a crew of one or two, but the Nimitz requires more than 6,000. Not a lot of backing down, nor quick turns to chase fish. Don’t count on running around the boat to follow hooked fish. In fact, don’t count on slowing down to fight a fish. Brown says their trolling speed is typically around 8 knots, and notes that even an effort to slow down (think about all the jokes about how long it takes to turn an aircraft carrier) probably would take so long it wouldn’t help.