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Can Sailboats Go Against The Wind? Find out at Boating.Guide

Can Sailboats Go Against The Wind? Here’s How!

Can sailboats go against the wind? Let’s find out! There is a saying that you can’t change the direction of the wind and would have to adjust your sail; how true of it. One cannot alter the wind’s current by will or any other method; that is why one should adjust their sail accordingly.  Generally, …

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Do Catamarans Have Bow Thrusters?

When you are trying to navigate a boat like a catamaran into or out of a tight dock slip or other space, sometimes it can seem like it is nearly impossible to navigate. It is especially true when trying to get a boat to move sideways towards either the port or starboard side. It seems crazy to drive a boat like a catamaran forward and backward to get the vessel into position. So, do catamarans have bow thrusters to help with maneuvering?

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