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post #7 of Old 06-01-2009 Thread Starter
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Thanks all...

The boat is a Crealock 37 - with fixed prop.

I guess the mistake was turning the rudder too quickly? Even though I had quite a lot of speed going backwards, and when I dropped the throttle, she still kept coming to port while rudder was hard to starboard... Did I stall the rudder or something?

Anyway, no damage done - just would like to have managed it a little more elegantly. I need to practice this stuff - I've never yet had the "opportunity" to back in between pilings - hoping to this season!

Thanks again,

s/v Toodle-oo!
Crealock 37 #148

If it wasn't blowing so hard, I'd have turned the boat around - but those piers were both solid rock - not very forgiving!
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