How do I drive my new boat?
May 7, 2007 11:03 AM Subscribe
I've driven everything else...but don't know anything about boat controls.
posted by badkarmaboy to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total)
Before you run for cover. I bought a pontoon boat to use on the small lake at my cottage. Its a straightforward 17' deal with a 30hp outboard. It has a console. The console has a steering wheel (that part I understand). The control on the right is the throttle. It moves back and forth and has a red button placed on the bottom side of the top of the lever. At the base of the lever is a "fast idle" lever. Below the ignition switch is the simple knob...that i have no clue about.
How do I know its in neutral? How do I get it in gear (forward and reverse)?