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Old 08-16-2013, 06:21 AM   #2
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Most boats with 2 engines will have smaller high speed rudders. So the vessel would have to get underway on 2 then shut down one.

This requires a tranny that can be freewheeled (not common) or a prop locking mechanism.
The stuffing box may require an extra pump for the shut down engine.

The only folks that seem to have a twin and shut down one seem to be fish boats transiting to a new area , and they simply remove one prop for the voyage.

Far better to look at single engine boats , for the best low speed efficiency.
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