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post #5 of Old 08-22-2013
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Re: Allmand 31

I just got done moving my Allmand 31 in and out of four different slips and one long dock (fuel dock), including a 180 degree turn inside a fairly tight fairway. Except for some issues getting away from the fuel dock (the davits on my stern were the problem due to wind direction and the proximity of other boats), the boat seemed to handle just fine. I agree, it coasts for a long time, and I used neutral a lot as I crept up on the slips. A quick burst of reverse at the end seemed to slow us just fine. In reverse, it seemed to pull a little, but wasn't as bad as I expected.

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