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Old 21 March 2006, 18:55   #1
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Tiller Throttle Direction

All the outboards I have ever used that I can remember are like both my Honda's .
ie the throttle opens in an anticlockwise direction as you face the engine in the boat . The tiller is also mounted on the right side of the engine .

For the easiest operation I and most others I think tend to sit to the right and operate the throttle with their left hand .

i manage this ok. but having ridden motorbikes all my life its really confusing if I change hands and sit the other side I keep closing the throttle when i mean to open it .
It seems to me the tiller should be on the other side of the motor with the throttle turning towards you like all motorbikes are .
is there a reason or am I just
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Old 21 March 2006, 19:17   #2
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I know what you mean. I've a wee Honda too and it always confuses me brain. It just feels wrong.
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Old 21 March 2006, 19:24   #3
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Is it just honda's then ,
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Old 23 March 2006, 19:53   #4
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Having the tiller on the left is apparently to counteract the torque of the motor-you sit to ther right and the weight distribution being over that side compensates for the torque.

Someone correct me if you know I'm wrong!
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Old 23 March 2006, 20:18   #5
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That sounds like a good reason to me , never thaught of it but makes some sense . Thanks honda forgiven
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