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Old 11-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Pete37 View Post

The latest topic on the Boat US Forum is freewheeling which means running with one engine on and the other off.
You've probably visited the related issues, but FWIW some marine gears might not like freewheeling... since they're not being lubricated when the engine is off. (Happens our gears are fine, at slow trolling speeds, according to the manufacturer.. but I didn't ask them about higher speeds like yours.)

Another issue is maybe about dripless shaft seals. You probably don't have those, but newer boats might be adversely affected under freewheeling there, too.

Just thoughts... useful to check with manufacturers, etc. for real factoids.

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