Originally Posted by rbbaker
It's the little things that count. You can "rev" the engine on the Merc without it being in gear. I've never needed to but it's easily done.
OK you've got my attention. How? I would have liked to have known how to do this with my current Mariner. I thought T37chef's point was a good one.
Still I'm a little nervous about Yamaha not showing any small outboards on their website. Makes me wonder about their long term commitment. Although gershel talks about high output Yamaha I suspect this compares to Mercury's Bigfoot which has a larger propeller.