Glad I wrote then, got a laugh from your comments re Lombardini people. The cuchy floats sound like the ones I was recommended so will be interested to hear how they go. Your engine behaviour sounds exactly like mine. Ok at 700 and 1000 but not in between. My 33' launch has zero rudder
effect unless moving, and I need to reverse then do a 5 point turn, going180 degrees to starboard to get headed out of our berth, so repetitive gear shifting and bursts of throttle to kick the stern around is really a two lever juggling act. (Separate gear and throttle).
I would love to be able to idle at 900 or so without the door shaking performance.
There are several other boats like mine with the same engine in NZ so I aim to see if I can get aboard some to compare. We do have a thrust bearing and then a drive shaft to the engine with flexible joints, so engine alignment is not critical, and no issues with shaking the prop shaft.
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