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Old 05-19-2005
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Should transmission be in gear when sailing?

I leave mine in gear because i can hear the shaft rotating when in nuetral. Moving parts cause wear on whatever bearing surface is involved. Seems pretty straight forward to me. Racers w/o a folding prop should mark their shaft so the prop is causing the least drag and lock the shaft there.

I am wondering why one would want the prop to free wheel and would be interested to hear arguments for this in light of movemnent = wear.
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