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Outboard rig in case of inboard engine failure

My Atomic 4 is not the most trustorthy and I have a 4HP Yamaha outboard ln my dinghy. In the case of an inboard engine failure I would like to have an emergency rig option to use the outboard as the main engine to propel my boat, a Tartan 34C.

Two possibilities I can think of is attaching the outboard to the transom high up and have a shaft extension that puts the propeller into the water. The other is to attach the outboard to the swim ladder and use some sort of tiller extension for steering.

Does anyone have experience with this or any good suggestions, keywords or links to photos or sites that describe examples?


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