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post #416 of Old 04-25-2012
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Re: Full or fin keel?

As far as manuvering in tight spaces I find heavy displacement has it's advantages. Put it in reverse and throw the helm over one way and just as you are starting to move backwards, put it in forward and throw the helm over the other way, this allows you to turn the boat on it's own axis...I have even seen it done with a 100' schooner (and no bow thruster).
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