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Sailing ... transmission in reverse?


Have a 2009 Beneteau 40 with Yanmar 4JH4AE engine. Sorry ... don't know which transmission.

Was told when bought boat in 2011 not to put it in reverse when sailing (to stop prop turning). If I put in reverse then have to almost stop boat to get into neutral.

I have now read that leaving shaft turning while sailing leads to much quicker wear so should engage reverse.

Any comment?

I will try and find transmission type but info plate on engine leaves this space empty!!

Thanks, JohnB40
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