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post #29 of Old 09-22-2012
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Re: Docking with an outboard

Wife and I just bought our first boat. 1973 American 16 with a 5 hp outboard. I think its too much motor for that boat but there it was. Twice out so far. Today I pulled the rudder and raised the centerboard to bring the boat in to the dock at the ramp. Seemed a lot easier than the first time trying ballet the motor and rudder together. Basically with those criteria. Its just a little boat.
Just my .02.
Cheers, Jim

Last edited by rockinxj; 09-22-2012 at 11:18 PM. Reason: spelling
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