MOUNTING THE OUTBOARD
Improper mounting of the outboard motor could result in hazardous conditions such as poor handling, loss of con- trol, or fire hazards. Observe the follow- ing:
8The information presented in this sec- tion is intended as reference only. It is not possible to provide complete instructions for every possible boat/motor combination. Proper mounting depends in part on experi- ence and the specific boat/motor com- bination.
8Your dealer or other person experi- enced in proper rigging should mount the motor. If you are mounting the motor yourself, you should be trained by an experienced person. [permanent mounted type]
8Your dealer or other person experi- enced in proper outboard motor mounting should show you how to mount your motor. [portable type]
Mount the outboard motor on the center line (keel line) of the boat, and ensure that the boat itself is well balanced. Otherwise, the boat will be hard to steer. For boats without a keel or which are asymmetrical, consult your dealer.
1Center line (keel line)