Anyone have a good recommendation for a safe position for controlling the throttle on a Honda air-cooled 2.3hp outboard? If you steer with the tiller, you can't reach the motor handle throttle control from the cockpit. Climbing onto the rear deck is pretty dangerous -- even if you've got someone with you in the cockpit to steer with the tiller while you're back there. (It's dangerous even if you just slide on your butt -- especially if the deck is wet.)
goes. A few years ago I had nonskid applied to the entire deck which has worked out well for me. You may want to at least apply nonskid to the rear deck to feel more secure when handling the outboard.
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