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Old 25 January 2021, 15:14   #1
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Putting an Auxiliary motor bracket on my Gemini 4.7 and connecting it to the steerin?

I take all the safety equipment and am a member of the coastguard.

But I always think worst case if you have an auxilary small engine, you can get back, all be it slowly.

Im thinking a 5hp should be sufficient for about 6 knots.

I like to also use it as a trolling motor.

Is there any way to connect the auxiliary to the main steering?
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Old 25 January 2021, 15:24   #2
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I take all the safety equipment and am a member of the coastguard.

But I always think worst case if you have an auxilary small engine, you can get back, all be it slowly.

Im thinking a 5hp should be sufficient for about 6 knots.

I like to also use it as a trolling motor.

Is there any way to connect the auxiliary to the main steering?
Just tie it off and steer with the main engine. No good for maneuvering but works fine in open water once you've worked out the offset for the aux steering.
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Old 27 January 2021, 20:01   #3
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As mentioned above, "locking' the aux engine in the forward position and steering with the main engine is the way to go.

On my zodiac hurricane 540, i run a 4.5 kicker and it's almost impossible to try and steer with the aux engine only.
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