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post #12 of Old 10-30-2012
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Re: Too Much, Too Soon?

I went out all day this past Friday and made my first trip solo out from Pensacola Bay into the Gulf of Mexico. On the way back in, I practiced the maneuver and, of course, the vessel began spinning immediately when I brought the tiller all the way over to leeward - whether I did it fast or slow.

I gave it one more shot, but this time instead of moving the tiller AFTER I let the main out, I did it slowly and simultaneously, and noted that the turn was counteracted.

It seems for that particular Catalina 22, my problem is solved.

Just in time for me to start on a different boat later this week with its own little tricks. Movin' on up to a Catalina 25 - like the Jeffersons, baby!

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