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post #13 of Old 06-28-2011
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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
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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