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Old 19 June 2008, 14:10   #21
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Our Rescue Sibs have Mercs twist grips forward and reverse some of the guy's sit on Port which I find awkward as hand grip seems unatural.
I prefer sit on starboard and twist grip like a motor bike also with tiller to port I can balance the boat better in the turns when working in Surf as body weight is shifting into the boat in Starboard turns and can lean out when going to Port just feels better and the crew can use dynamic ballasting to balance the boat as well.
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Old 20 June 2008, 04:46   #22
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if seeing the water telltale is causing problems do as D I m said earlier if you have a drill you can put it just about anywhere, i have a similar problem as i also use my sib engine on my hard fishing boat and the engine on that boat fits inside the middle of the boat down a hole < no transom >bad side is water then squirts into the boat so i have to sleeve the outlet with a pipe at 90 deg to send the water jet downwards ,the small plastic elbow pipes on car engine breather pipes fit some engine outlets too as do sparkplug rubber caps so that the jet can be directed which side you want it on.

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Old 24 June 2008, 05:29   #23
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i sit to starboard as then if i slip i slow down not speed up
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