After troubleshooting it turns out hydraulics are fine, transmission
is fine and the problem most likely was something lodged in the feathering Variprop. Prop is working, boat is steering
. Had we not been in towing range with an insured tower we would have used our emergency
tiller or the Saye's Rig. The effect of all the trouble shooting is that we know tranny and hydraulics are fine. The rigging
is new, I am confident in the boat and I think we're going next week on the tail of a front. I am really grateful for all the advice here. An amazing resource.