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Old 09-10-2020, 14:54   #1
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Outboard engine steering lock?

I have a new Mercury 5 hp which has a screw to tighten the tension on the tiller when steering.
But, I don't want to steer the boat with the outboard. I want to lock the prop in position and steer with the boat's tiller.
Because the tension screw does not lock the position of the prop, when I steer using the boat's tiller the outboard gradually turns until the boat can't be steered effectively.
The manual does not consider this possibility.
Does any one have a suggestion to replace the tension screw to lock the prop in place?
Thanks for all suggestions.
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Old 09-10-2020, 15:27   #2
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Re: Outboard engine steering lock?

I used a couple quick pins and some paracord this year because I like using the motor to steer in a tight marina but the tller anywhere else.
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