Anybody here have experience with the "shallow water drive" system on small Mercury outboards? The following quote is from the Mercury website FAQ:
"Shallow water drive is a preset position for operating the outboard in very shallow water. This position allows some forward thrust for navigating and steering while off-plane in areas where the outboard would normally hit the bottom."
Let me know if you have used this system, and whether it is any good. Would it save me the bother of fabricating a transom extension for my 17' square stern? Thanks.