If it doesn't rain it pours!
Fed most of the cables through the under-deck trunking for the outboard, throttle, etc. Because the aperture is quite tight (under-deck trunking), I disconnected the throttle wiring to the remote control to haul it through. At some point the start in gear protector (a little electrical switch plunger) in the remote control throttle has taken been damaged when I was putting it all back together. I checked my Tohatsu parts and it doesn't show up. I've emailed Tohatsu UK to see if they can help.
The part is made by Omron in Japan. Part number: 1566RRA
Not holding out much hope. I've rebuilt the part and held it together with epoxy, however I'd rather have a replacement, as these things always niggle me when I'm out. Anyone know of a Tohatsu remote control unit that's being broken for spares?
Is they're a knack to hauling cables through - do you grease them to aid?
The only silver lining was firing the engine up after one and a half years! Bit smokey... but music to me ears.