motor...throttle control..shift? where to sit?

So, I have the motor but need to be able to shift and turn in tight situations along with throttle control...some rig suggestions? would rather use the tiller but cannot in many tight situations befor getting out into the river.

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There are several threads on the old forum that applied to this

There are several threads on the old forum that applied to this topic. I use a piece of white PVC pipe to extend my motor's handle over the rear deck. I can quickly remove it and then slide it into place when needed. It's still awkward though. I find sitting on the rear deck to give me the most control, but it's terribly uncomfortable and vision forward and around the boom is poor. If anyone has any ideas...I'd love to hear them as well.

I try to keep my motor fixed in the straight ahead position and

I try to keep my motor fixed in the straight ahead position and steer with the tiller. This has worked well for me, provided I have the rudder all the way down so it doesn't contact the prop. My method is to stand on the afterdeck and steer the tiller with my foot. This is no more dumb than most other methods and provides for good visibility.

Along with this issue, I am curious if anyone has had success wi

Along with this issue, I am curious if anyone has had success with the mid-boom mainsheet purchase hardware that keeps the mainsheet away from the stern when motoring? If you don't know where you are going you gotta be careful, because you might not get there. --Yogi Berra

I am very pleased with factory mid-boom sheeting.

I am very pleased with factory mid-boom sheeting. Not even tempted to look for an alternative for the type of daysailing that I do. Monroe Lake Norman, NC

there's got to be a safe way to control the throttle

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.) 

This feels weird, consecutive replies 12 years apart, but here

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.