Westerly Griffon going astern.

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Westerly Griffon going astern.

Post by quantumbug » Wed May 28, 2014 8:44 pm

Does anyone know why I have difficulty steering my Griffon when going astern?
I can't seem to get any rudder steerage , but is okay when going ahead. Is this typical of a bilge keeler?
This is my first boat, new to sailing so any advice is welcome.

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Re: Westerly Griffon going astern.

Post by philipstevens » Wed May 28, 2014 11:08 pm

Have a read of this thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1773&p=6196&hilit=reverse#p6196 and the reply by "sakean" - Steve Kean.

It is the paddle-wheel/prop walk effect.

Steve explains how to overcome the problem. I have the same problem on our Duo, and this is the way I go astern - and you can do it for quite long distances.
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Re: Westerly Griffon going astern.

Post by smudger » Thu May 29, 2014 6:57 pm

Hi,watch the videos on utube -tom cunliffe/expert on board ,this will give you a few pointers!

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Re: Westerly Griffon going astern.

Post by quantumbug » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:08 pm

Thanks guys. The videos by Tom Cunliffe were very useful. A true expert.

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