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Old 07-15-2013
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Re: Backing up (or not)

Sorry David but my A35 keel slung rudder makes backing down as unpredictable as has been described. Without a good head of steam, going in reverse is a crap shoot. My only solution is to avoid getting into situations where backing in reverse is required. There are really not many situations where it makes a lot of difference but I avoid having to back into tight dock spaces if possible.
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