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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:02 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:17 am 
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:D It's been said that it's good to know where you came from ! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Don't laugh, but did you know that wsithout a rudder, you can most easily paddle a TI backwards? Try and be surprised!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:32 pm 
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tonystott wrote:
Don't laugh, but did you know that wsithout a rudder, you can most easily paddle a TI backwards? Try and be surprised!

Done that a few times trying to get out of a dock - but steering was a bit difficult :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:10 am 
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aussieonyak wrote:
tonystott wrote:
Don't laugh, but did you know that wsithout a rudder, you can most easily paddle a TI backwards? Try and be surprised!

Done that a few times trying to get out of a dock - but steering was a bit difficult :lol:

That is the point, you need to have the rudder raised, so the natural stability of the hull (while going backwards) is not upset by the rudder blade. Weird eh...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:40 am 
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I've peddled backwards a few times and on the last trip to Tasmania, that little trick of quickly turning the mirage drive around, saved some damage to the hull for sure.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:46 am 
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Try putting one Mirage drive in backwards on a TI. That's what my wife and I did a few weeks ago. When we pushed off from the dock, we went nowhere fast, with both of us pedaling furiously. Doh!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:01 pm 
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I was onc racing my old yacht when a gust of 55 knots arrived (some gust!). The airborne spray was so vicious (and painful!) that the only way I could steer was by looking backwards, keeping the wake straight. Luckily one of the other crew warned me in time before we sailed into the broken mast of our competitor!


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