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C&C32 1984 Reverse Handling to Starboard

I recently purchased a 1984 C&C 32 and have a good time learning all its features. I love the boat but I am having difficulty backing out of our slip to starboard. Prop walk is alive and well moving to port but backing to starboard even seems strained in open water. I have a short range at the slip and next year my slip will be changed and I will need to back to starboard. Do you have any suggestions on how to successfully back the boat with the stern moving to starboard with limited space in a marina?
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Re: C&C32 1984 Reverse Handling to Starboard

Getting a boat with a full keel to turn in tight quarters is accomplished by giving the throttle short bursts to get water moving past the rudder. I don't know if a fin keel and spade rudder would give similar response. Try it in an area where you have room to watch what happens. Forward and reverse is like comparing apples and oranges.

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