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Will 400 free wheeling miles hurt a Paragon hydraulic Tranny?

So the old girl has a faulty Proplock. And that is the original product called a "Proplock" that seems to no longer be in business. I think it is just the pads, but not sure I can find a replacement set OEM and a shop is going to take a few weeks to work up a new pair. We are looking at a ~400 mile sail this week, but I am concerned about damaging the hydraulic trans windmilling. Think I can get by with 400 miles or is this something that can't be put off?

Another question, if I can't get the replacement parts, what's the best way to rig a temp shaft lock under way? I need to motor in and out of shipping lanes so it has to be some what workable.
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I think for the short run I would find a way to lockthe prop. Vice grips and a rag around the shaft with the keys in the engine room since it sounds asthough you intend to sail a long distance. I know the Borg warner is allowed to freewheel with no damage but someone else willhave to weigh in on the Paragon.
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