Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: Full Keel
I think you just learn patience backing a full keel boat.
I must admit I'm a bit confused as to what all the fuss is about.
My full-keeler backs just fine.. although it might not steer brilliantly in reverse, in strong winds it's often the only way I can get out of the slip, since without a good grip on the water the bow just gets pushed sideways if I try to go ahead. I took that as being pretty typical of full-keelers.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"