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Re: How not to get wet
For ocean beaches, I use what I call a Navy Seal landing. Idle offshore a bit to get the engine cool. Click the raise-engine lever so the engine will raise itself when you hit the beach. Then follow a swell in, riding on the back of the wave. You want to zoom forward near the end, so you actually want to be further back from the back of the wave. Once the wave breaks, follow the foam and zoom forward as the foam hits the shore. Brace yourself so you don't do cartwheels and summersaults off the suddenly-stopped dinghy.
Once clear of the waves and high and dry on shore, pull the lanyard to stop the engine.
I only do 1 of these a year on average. Not sure it's good for the engine.
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