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tempest51
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Hoggy,

Looking at the transom…. I placed the right side of the shoe 30cm from the centre line, and 13 cm up from the keel. I have a mk1 grp hull with plywood decking, so I had to cut the left side rear foam buoyancy out in order to clear the inside of the transom. I chose the port side simply to avoid the outboard handle getting caught up with any sheets. I find it better to steer with the tiller rather than the engine and have had no problems with the propeller chewing anything up, just be alert to ensure the rudder stays down all the time. I really only use it to take the family out on picnics, as I sail on the Thames mainly, and you have to negotiate the locks to go anywhere.