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