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post #71 of Old 07-16-2013
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Re: Full Keel

Originally Posted by Kenn43 View Post
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Then everyone knows full keeled boats can't go in reverse under power. ( I don't know this)
I do know this.
Well, FWIW, my old full-keeler goes in reverse under power just fine.. In fact, given the old girl's tendency to be blown sideways whilst coming into the marina at crawling speed, I find reverse allows me far more control than going forward.

Maybe you're doing something wrong?

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