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Do you have an outboard for back up propulsion?

Just wondering.

I don't.

My boat does have a OB mount but it's way too high from the WL.

I do have a 9.9 2 stroke that was given me. but it's heavy. and needs cable control levers and cable. so I'm not keen on that.

I do have Boat us unlimited towing.

MY engine has never failed me but, my transmission, while it's working ok now, the last tree stump jamming has given me an uneasy feeling about my trip down river to the Chessie in Sept. The prop has been jammed 4 or 5 times while underway in the past 3 seasons and keeps on "transmissioning" (new word ) strut is ok, shaft and seal ok too, no leaks. she does go in gear fwd and rev; fluid is ok, and I keep up on those things. I have used the boat maybe 10 hrs on the trans since the jamming. All seems ok.. but... I know many of you know the "feeling" water systems, oil pumps all good too. Jimgo really knows what that feeling is!

I wonder.. I have a trolling motor for the dink too. But have never used that either. Wasn't there someone, (ChrisNCate?) using a trolling motor to just move their 30ft boat in and out the slip? (must try that sometime)

guess I'm over thinking and pre-worrying things again.. Seems the older I get the more I do that!

"Next best thing to not having a boat? The knowledge from having one!" Denise, Bristol PA, On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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