We’re drying out on piles later this week with our 2000 Bav 37 shoal keel … It’s been mentioned that it isn’t good for the rudder bearings for the boat to sit back on the rudder … so a couple of questions come to mind ..

1) is it true?
2) Does a shoal keel with bulb sit back – or does it remain on the keel?
3) If I drain the water tank (stern) and do everything I can to reduce weight aft – can I put an acro prop under the stern (I have one so don’t have to go and get one!)

Ok – that’s 3, not two …