I have a J15RLCOB 15 HP outboard in a wet locker, or lazarette, in the stern of my Catalina 27 sailboat. Running with the outboard is a bit of a contortionist act, because of the locker hatch. I would really prefer to lock the outboard at 90 degrees to the transom and use the boat's rudder to steer. If this is possible, it might even be worthwhile to investigate getting the remote throttle kit!
Is there a way to do this? Can I just tighten down on the steering friction adjusting screw until the motor does not move, or will it vibrate itself loose at just the wrong moment?
Thanks, everyone, for any help,