Patent Number: 7,131,385

Title: Method for braking a vessel with two marine propulsion devices

Abstract: A method for controlling the movement of a marine vessel comprises steps that rotate two marine propulsion devices about their respective axes in order to increase the hydrodynamic resistance of the marine propulsion devices as they move through the water with the marine vessel. This increased resistance exerts a braking thrust on the marine vessel. Various techniques and procedures can be used to determine the absolute magnitudes of the angular magnitudes by which the marine propulsion devices are rotated.

Inventors: Ehlers; Jeffery C. (Neenah, WI), Davis; Richard A. (Mequon, WI)

Assignee: Brunswick Corporation

International Classification: B63H 25/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00