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Old 09-15-2012
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Re: Docking with an outboard

Go as fast as you want to hit the dock. Have just enough speed to compensate for wind & current. I have a wheel & can control both the wheel and the outboard at the same time (controls on outboard). Steering the outboard will give more control to steer over the rudder at very slow speeds. Maybe steer the rudder with you foot and the outboard with your hand. I've got a Tohatsu 9.8 extra long shaft, w/ high thrust prop on my Sabre 28 & find it a lot easier to maneuver than it did with its diesel, sacrilegious I know. The reverse is amazing as well on this particular outboard. I don't know anything about the 6hp though.
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