Thats an interesting view.
I'll keep that in mind when building a new one for the next outboard.
As i said, i've never needed it. Though, i have never dealt with any people unconcious, just with capsized sailing boats, and people floating around who could still paddle to the boat.
Same, all my rescue trials were done on flat water.
I've tested the cage with a stick though, but you're right, it might have been a bad idea.
The new outboard on the new boat will stay cover-free then and i'll drive extra-careful
Searider+Yamaha+Land Rover= :D :D