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post #4 of Old 08-18-2013
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Re: Why the Bristol 32 backs so poorly

I believe your suspicions about the underwater profile of say, your Bristol 32' are likely true.
This is why I suggested that if, given light conditions, you start by pushing the boat in the course you want it to take in reverse, and only after the boat is moving on the line you want kick in reverse gear. This only works on a finger pier so if you are on a mooring all bets are off which way it will go in reverse, no matter where the rudder is pointed.

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