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post #10 of Old 11-30-2008 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. Looks like I will probably stick with the prop I have for now. I understand that no sailboat will back with any control until you have some movement in reverse. Mine might be a bit worse than average given the midship location of my prop. My pet theory is that a boat with a prop near the stern will be "pulled' along in reverse, making it a little more likely to back strait. With a midship prop against the keel my boat seems prone to pivit on its prop/keel in whatever direction it is pushed by the wind or current. The current set up is fine for quick acceleration and stopping.
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