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If the shouts and expletives coming from the Island Packet skippers on the other side of our dock are any indication, those boats are hard to back in to a slip.
Full keel boats are designed to track in a nice straight line. You need additional speed to get steerageway. Reversing is even more difficult when there is a 2:1 reduction in the transmission.
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As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)