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Old 11-29-2008
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My boat does not steer in reverse at all. She does have a full keel, which explains a lot - but the prop is a properly sized 3 blade. I can certainly gain a lot of speed in reverse fairly quickly, but steering just does not happen. So, there is no guarantee that a 3 blade prop will help you steer - this may simply be an issue with your boat's underwater configuration.
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