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post #4 of Old 08-16-2010
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An acquaintence of ours powered his Soling, when necessary, with a small motor mounted to a board clamped vertically across the aft end of his cockpit with a couple of pins through row-locks. That put the motor within easy reach of the helm and saved the yacht the indignity, and weight, of having the thing hanging off his transom where it was difficult to reach. Having the thing on his quarter made it no less effective and avoided the prop coming clear of the water in choppy conditions.


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