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August 2013 Backward Glances Schwimm Entering Water

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To enter the water, the straps holding the propeller bracket to the deck lid are released and the lowering rod fitted. You drive into the water at a low speed in First gear, or creeper gear as ground conditions demand, and when afloat, the prop is lowered by the rod. The engine should be at idle so the dogs will engage properly. Once in the water, the trans is put into Neutral and speed is controlled with the gas pedal.