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Old 11-15-2013
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Re: Full Keel

During the purchase process for my boat, I crossed the border a couple of times. "Looking at boats" was what I said, and that seemed to annoy them as well..

Anyhow..

My father had a Downeaster 38 (full keel) that he circumnavigated on. He never could get that boat to back up straight. He always wound up having to warp off the dock.

So my question is:

Do people ever get good at backing up full keel boats? Can a truly skilled sailor do it? Or is it just something that they live with?
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