[Public-List] reversing

David Morrow via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Sat Aug 9 09:54:18 PDT 2014

These comments are good and motivate me to keep at it. My Bukh ten horse is slow to rev which complicates things a bit.

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Dave Morrow
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K1C 5H8

On 2014-08-08, at 7:58 PM, gordon white via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

>   Reversing is a problem with almost any single-screw boat other than those with outboards of outdrives. The torque (on an A-30 anyway) pushes the boat to port.
>    The solution taught me by an old captain was to give a strong burst of power to get the boat moving, then reduce power or go into neutral and steer with the rudder. Short bursts of power work well for me. Of course currents and wind complicate things.
>    Worse, for me, is coming to a pier with an outboard that won't steer except under power. Essentially no rudder.
> - Gordon White, Brigadoon II
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