Boating

The Legacy of Dr. Dennis Throckle

MY GOOD FRIEND CHUCK LARSON FROWNED AS HE IDLED UP to the dock, one hand on the tiller of a 1975 Evinrude kicker he’d picked up at a rummage sale. The motor looked like new thanks to our shortseason/ freshwater environment, and its potential seemed worth $200, but I could tell by Chuck’s sour visage that the little blue-and-white outboard had not met his expectations.

“She idles fine, but when I throttle up she

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