Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
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Re: Backing up (or not)
I like the explanations above; however in addition to the posts above, there's a very simple added explanation once you have momentum. In forward you can compensate for prop walk with the action of the prop wash over the steering rudder. In reverse there is no prop wash over the steering rudder.
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