Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Re: Beastly boat to manuever
We sailed an H-28 with an offset 2-bladed prop for many years. Propwalk has already been mentioned, along with planning ahead so as to turn the "best" way whenever possible. You may also be affected by stuff growing on the propeller. This will make the propwalk worse and since the propeller is not pushing the boat very well you go slower and therefore the steering is worse too. Take a swim & make sure the prop is clean. Have fun! We're lucky to have two H-28 bowsprit-rigged ketches in our harbor. They're beautiful boats.