A new to me boat just aquired has a throttle/shifter controller that has a flat lever you lift (to choke or fuel dump?) when starting then you put it back down. To shift, you lift a button on the bottom of the handle then push or pull for forward or reverse and throttle. The guy who showed me the boat was not sure about operation of the controller, but it appears that you can't rev the motor unless it is in gear.
My question are: 1. Is there a way to disengage the shifting to allow for throttle movement only? and, 2. Is the normal procedure for starting the engine to use the choke lever only with no throttle action? 3. What is the best way to prevent flooding the carburators?
I'll try to post a picture tomorrow.