Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Backing this boat up is a real challenge. I spent around an hour trying to back it where I wanted out off the break water at Shilshole. I would like to be able to motor backwards in a box. Straight, turn, straight, turn, etc back to where I started. This is very doable in a boat with a sail drive/fin keel/spade rudder. So far Luckness, with her longer keel, skeg, aperature prop and canoe stern can do a backwards wiggle, which is good, except that its a random walking wiggle. Backing needs more work.
The view from my slip isn't so bad, a nice way to finish the evening.