Thanks for the suggestions.
Dave W , T handles have been ordered and I will give them a try. The sailing I have done so far has been so much fun that I do see an AI in my future, probably next spring. I will then continue to use the Outback for fishing and as a loaner for friends to go out for sail. Tom K , brought up a very good point in remembering to feathering the Mirage drive in shallow water. It took me several months of use before I realized I could do this and now use this technique often while fishing the skinny water around home for red drum. Mark later this week I will try the alternate location that you have suggested. I am hoping forward of the drive and aft of the mast will work. This will allow me to keep the gear well clear just in case I ever wanted to take the live well along while sailing.
Once again thanks to all. What a great forum this is!