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Old 04 January 2011, 09:20   #11
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Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
where as with my twin levers everything is done at tickover and is slow and predictable,
Which might work with a big diesel & huge prop, but if I tried to manoever my rib in anything other than a flat calm, "tickover only" manoevering would be at best very inaccurate, at worst impossible with the slightest addition of wind or tide. I guess your gearchange lever had more travel than the "neutral - engaged" of the single lever you used?

I replaced a set of twin levers on the Dory 'coz they were such a pain. A decent, properly set up single should be no different to twin levers in response / control.


The one you really need to watch for is the old 70s Morse single lever with no neutral catch......
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