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post #16 of Old 05-21-2008
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good advice!

We took our Cal 25 out for the first time last Sunday, the sailing was fun and all went well until coming back into the (tight) slip. But I was trying to steer with the rudder and had the outboard locked. It didn't help that the outboard died when I shifted into reverse. No permanent damage, (and I didn't hit another boat) but did cause a bit more attention focussed our way than desired.

Next time I'll try steering with the outboard. And hope it keeps running.
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