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Date Posted: - Saturday - 01/ 5/08 - 3:17pm
Author: mike Anthony
Subject: backing to port
In reply to: matts 's message, "Problem backing under power" on - Friday - 01/ 4/08 - 2:26pm

Our 40 definitely backs to port as well. We turn an 18x15 prop with a 64 horse engine. However, if you are able to build a little speed go to neutral then put the wheel over. It will turn to stbd then,at least ours dows, and due to the full deep keel it will tracking that way until you change it. Of course wind and current and also effect your direction. When I purchased Tivoli the prevous owner had installed a bow thruster.. And while we have not yet hooked it up or used it, Im sure it would help, probably help us tacking in lite winds as well.

Good Luck
Mike & Paula
S/V Tivoli

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[> [> Problem backing under power -- matts, - Saturday - 01/ 5/08 - 3:40pm

Thanks, Mike. I've tried the reverse to neutral trick, but since our entry channel is rather narrow, backing is still pretty risky. Your prop size is of interest, though. I'll have the diver check ours the next time he scrubs the bottom.


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[> [> [> Prop -- Mike M-40 #61, - Sunday - 01/ 6/08 - 2:26pm

You might have your diver clean your prop while doing the bottom. An unpolised prop is only 80% efficient.

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