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micksteele



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: running on one engine Reply with quote

I have a 2 engine boat with only one sterndrive working. I would like to move it from where it is to about 20mile up river. Question is, is it safe to do this on one engine? if so how much restriction of control can I expect.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: running on one engine Reply with quote

You will likely find that it is 'ok'.

It will try to turn on you when starting out, but should be managable. Where you will be weakest is slow speed turning. You will have a 'strong' turning direction - and one way that is really weak.

Raise the other sterndrive as high as it goes...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks scotty, its what I presumed but just wanted to check befor I did it. As the working drive is on the stbd side I preume it will be biased toward port.
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