Something I had not thought about until last night when in the middle of the night the mind wanders around the boat
and somehow it fell on the propeller
(ouch). I then had this sudden realisation that the prop would probably turn if we were sailing at a reasonable rate of knots and then be turning the tranny in neutral.
I noticed earlier someone mantioned shaft brakes and also putting the tranny in reverse.
Any simple shaft brakes that one can knock up at home quickly ??????
I did like the alternator
idea, might have to look at that one latter.
We have a fixed prop and having just put the boat
back in the water
we do not plan to pull it out again for a year or so. Feathering props sound great but we can not afford one for some time.