Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: western canada
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The propeller is not the only way to eat a rudder with an outboard.
Getting up a bit of stern way and having the tiller get free to slam against the stop is a sure way to over stress at least the rudder, if not the stock and tiller, and the side of my head, as the quickly moving tiller struck my temple just as I turned to look.
That was a lesson I'll NEVER forget.
I vote for connecting the outboard to the tiller.