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Alphacraft Claire de Lune

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Guest Geoff.P

For a fortnight, Late September / Early October we are hiring Claire de Lune from Alphacraft :-

http://www.hoseasons.co.uk/UKBoat.aspx? ... ode=BH1010

Has anyone else hired this boat (used to be called "Jaguar") recently?

Looks like pure unashamed luxury, and able to pass under any bridges.

Only slight worry I have is that it is long (42") and forward steering, whereas previously I have only had aft or mid steering?

Any answers appreciated!

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I've never had any problems handling this type of craft before, just have to keep an eye on your backside when manoeuvering :naughty:

Being right in the bow will enable you to put the bow close to shore, then you can use a short burst of power and helm hard over to bring the stern in. Just remember to keep an eye on tide and wind direction.

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Guest Geoff.P

Thanks, NeilB - every bit of advice/encouragement helps.

Only manoeuvre I'm at all worried about is mooring stern first - especially if between two other boats!

I'll have my partner in the stern well, but she is inexperienced on boats. Any tips on that would be very greatly appreciated!

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