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Thread: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

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    Default Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    Oh Kay.
    Now please explain why?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    Joystick control gives independent control over motors. Allows you to spin the boat in its own length.
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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    Why? Because the installer was too drunk to noticed he'd reversed one side???
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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    Aw, c'mon, David; surely a guy like you can figure this out without looking at my post above...
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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Joystick control gives independent control over motors. Allows you to spin the boat in its own length.
    But one can do that with the outboards mounted in parallel planes. Is there an advantage to doing it this way? I don't get it.

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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    But one can do that with the outboards mounted in parallel planes. Is there an advantage to doing it this way? I don't get it.
    The computer ( taking cues from the operators input to the joystick) not only steers the outboards independently, but shifts and throttles them independently--and variably--to achieve the desired change in direction. The boat can be spun, or even moved sideways.

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    Default Re: Introducing the pidgeon-toe outboard mount system

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Aw, c'mon, David; surely a guy like you can figure this out without looking at my post above...
    Like me?

    What does being handsome, sexy, and uber-modest have to do with trick outboard setups?
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