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Old 22-03-2011, 16:44   #1
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re: trouble backing my boat.

Sometime ago I requested opinions/advice on a problem I was having trying to back my boat from the slip. I forget who all replied but just wanted to say
thanks to whomever. Bought a Solas 10/7 four bladed prop. Man what a difference! BAacks great and stops great as well. What really surprised me was I got an increase in my top end as well. The boat now ( at least according to my gps) boots along at 6.7 wide open.
I also bought an ST2000 auto tiller. Works really nice BUT I also bought a Davis Tiller Tamer. The tiller tamer works so well that I seldom use the Raymarine auto tiller. What I really like about it is that it really dampens the tiller and makes tacking singlehanded a lot easier. There were times when activity on board resembled a chinese firedrill. It's good to be back in Oak Harbor and continuing my sailing education.
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Old 22-03-2011, 19:54   #2
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Re: trouble backing my boat.

Glad to hear it worked. It has been a big consideration for me in looking at boats. Can I ever leave the pen except under cover of darkness

"I get knocked down but I get up again" eventually.
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Old 22-03-2011, 22:49   #3
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Re: trouble backing my boat.

Glad we here at the CF could help, as a lot of us need to get second and third opinions. What works for one may not work for another. Every boat is different and the CF has a lot of good experienced people to help out.

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