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Old 08-16-2017, 10:28 AM   #21
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Yes Arthur I set a high idle and then leave the throttle alone and just use the shifter. Avoids over revving and blowing the maneuver. How often do you see someone doink OK docking until they suddenly apply too much power and stop the boat.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:29 AM   #22
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All my sailboats had a single lever control. I was a bit concerned going to a dual lever with the current boat. I found I got used to it very quickly. Not sure I have a preference at this point.

If I was to make a change, I would be more concerned about reliability and ease of maintenance. Electronic controls would be great as would something that would be easy to add a remote control unit to in the future. Given all that, I wouldn't care about single vs dual controls.
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