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Re: cruising costs in Europe

Originally Posted by Davil View Post

how difficult will be to back up with a Monitor windvane on my transom (Cape Dory 30 MKII 1987?
I have to do it once in New Jersey and have to go bow in.
When I circumnavigated I would not, though I could, back in to Med moor and put my vane gear to a concrete wall (or whatever). I guess it depends on one's priorities, but the vane gear was much more important to me than what other sailors thought of my docking abilities.

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