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Volvo MD2040C sail w/engine in neutral?
I have just finished reading the Volvo manual on my MD2040C diesel and they state uncategorically that when sailing the transmission must be in neutral.
The prop and shaft spin quite a bit sailing like this, its noisy and annoying, and I suspect slows the boat down.
Anyone have any experience with this? Shaft-loc has been suggested to me but its quite expensive.
Has anyone sailed with their Volvo transmission in reverse to lock the prop? Any problems develop from that?
Any comments or ideas would be appreciated.