Hello Tucket! Thanks for the info. We have a 461 with MaxProp and are considering your solution although we've gotten accustomed to the counter clockwise docking procedure (ha).
We have a question. Have you experienced deck leaks along the hull/deck joint? If so, what was the fix? We keep our boat bristol and would like to cure that problem. We do have her for sale (been sailing for 37 years) and now need a trawler for the grand kids and intracoastal travel. She is listed at Yachtworld as "Voyageur". We live in Tarpon Springs, FL on the Gulf of Mexico.
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Look forward to hearing from you............Jim