Fisherman Reverses Himself, 80 Miles Back to Shore The next time your car stalls out on the road, think of Jim Peterson. The professional fisherman found himself stalled far off the coast of Oregon in his 38-foot troller. So he decided to drive home in reverse. Peterson compared the ordeal to backing up a truck towing a trailer, all 80miles to shore. Thirty nine hours later Peterson, his deckhand and 13 tuna hit the docks, backwards.