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Re: can i do sculling with my sailboat?
With a little practice, you should be able to get the boat to move along in nice conditions but don't expect it to be fast. In and around a marina it works reasonably well but I wouldn't want to try to cover any real distance with it. The furthest I have ever sculled was a little over a mile in a 20' boat and I certainly noticed it.
To me, the advantages of sculling are that you can see where you are going, you can fit in narrow places and it works on boats that can't otherwise be rowed. Just be careful, it is much harder to stop the boat when doing this.