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Re: Propeller drag test under sail.
Whether to leave shifter in neutral or not may depend on the advice of the engine manufacturer. The latest from Yanmar is to leave in neutral.
I used to leave a Westerbeke in reverse, and the MaxProp never seemed to mind.
That's what I would think. The only caveat is that one actually gets it to feather first.
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