AN EVEN KEEL

Boating - - BOAT DOCTOR -

Even the light­est-weight aux­il­iary mo­tor will be heavy enough to cause your boat to list. Un­der­way, this means lean­ing to one side more than the other. At rest, it means boats with self-bail­ing cock­pits will only drain through one side, ef­fec­tively cut­ting the bail­ing abil­ity in half. Lo­cate stowage, fuel tanks, bat­ter­ies and crew to off­set the weight of your aux­il­iary mo­tor if nec­es­sary.

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