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post #14 of Old 04-27-2013
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Re: Outboard rig in case of inboard engine failure

I recently lost my forward gear (burnt/warped friction plates) while in the bahamas....luckily near spanish wells....reverse still works fine...after much thought...I was thinking about your idea but I only have a 2.5hp so that was out of the question...the problem was solved by ordering a reverse pitched prop (Left hand Instead of right hand) so now reverse is forward....hopefully getting me back to the states where a rebuild is not so expensive...the hip tie with the dink got me down the channel and to a dock where the props were switched out...I had my doubts of a 2.5 pushing 8000lbs of a 27ft sailboat...but it did the trick and now back on anchor waiting for weather to go home....
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