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A quote from Hal Roth on the subject . . .
From "How to Sail Around the Word," Hal Roth, talking about the first s/v Whisper:
"With her traditional hull form - a long keel and attached rudder - Whisper sailed and steered well. Her only fault was that she was almost impossible to back up with the engine, particularly in a crosswind; we learned to warp her around with lines."
From Chapter 6, Three Sailing Yachts, p. 81 in the 1st ed. (2004).
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