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Yep, the Paragon direct drive transmission. That's the one.
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single handle control

Is there a Single Handle (side mount) Control available for these A4's. Similar to the "modern" outboard speed boat controls that engage the tranny in forward and control the throttle when pushing forward and engage in reverse and speed up throttle when pushed aft.
I have to do this going forward and reverse quick while trying to land a 32' 12,000 lbs vessel with a 6 to 7 knt, running river broadside. My little two bladed prop on my 30 hp Universal doesn't stop the boat and the two handle/lever takes a lot of time moving back and forth if you only have seconds to get it right.
Never had that problem with the twin screw old Chris-Craft as I could run her in fast and gave full throttle reverse to brake her for a soft landing, but he sail boat is different.
Where to get a single control and can it work?
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AFAIK, there is no single-lever "modern" shifter for the A4 and tranny. The question was raised a while back on the Moyer Marine A4 forums, and no one had heard of one.

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current broadsiding

I come upstream through a draw-bridge and after a 100 yards my slip (floating steel dock) is directly perpendicular into the river on port. The river (opening) is probably 70ft wide with 30' slips on each bank and about 10' deep in the center.
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I'm in the 2nd longer finger slip in front of the big building N of the bridge on the left. River flows N to S at that point.
Tricky landing with a sailboat.
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