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post #35 of Old 12-10-2012
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Re: docking alone

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
I have a friend with an Alberg 35 that I go out on a fair amount. I thought my boat like other was difficult in reverse and the knowing the prop walk made it manageable, but his boat is damn near unpredictable.

They are beauties and especially to those of us who appreciate the "older classic syles" and have learned to sail in that era.

Reverse is always a surprise and something to be avoided at all costs! Last year in Menemsha, the dockmaster hollered to me that I could fit right in on the far side of the fuel dock and then back right out....RIGHT. I would have wound up tangled in Quitsa's swordfish pulpit.
So many people have no clue as to what you can and can't do in one of these.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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