Eric, thanks for your kind words
Are you Flemish (Dutch and French)? I have learned much of what I know about sailing with a Flemish sailor
and certainly my English is not better than yours, mine is kind of a Latin one
And also thanks for your post and your impressions about the Pogo 10.50. Yes you are certainly right about the added difficulty in what regards steering two rudder light boats (motoring) on the marina maneuvers. There are no water from the propeller on the rudders, they circle in a wider space than a conventional boat, are a lot harder to steer backwards and to swing it on a berth.
I also found out on the Opium and on the RM that while they were fine boats while sailing they were a bit slow motoring. I remember that the Opium seemed to glide while sailing but seemed a lot "heavier" while motoring. The boat is very light and with a 40hp engine it should have a very good engine cruising speed, but that was not the case. I have confirmed that with the test results in several boat magazines.
I know that this kind of boats need very little wind to sail, but sometimes there are not any. You have also find this symptoms on the Pogo? I mean, great while sailing, not so great while motoring?
As a side comment, it is nice to find sailors, cruising sailors that choose boats like the Pogo, sailors who find that the pleasure of sailing is so important as the cruising in itself. You will find several around this thread. Welcome to the club. We are a growing community on this forum.