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Old 09-14-2012
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Re: Docking with an outboard

My 18 HP Merc has the gear shift in the throttle do it makes controlling it easy! I don 't think any of the smaller OB's have this feature and I have a 8 HP Yamaha on my sailboat and the shift control is awkward and doesn't always shift smoothly or complete. I try not to touch it while I am maneuvering into the dock as reaching between the rail and the tiller is not the easiest! Always a work in progress docking can be done safely if everything goes as planned!
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