is it possible, it is hard? i was given a small aluminum boat with a 30hp Johnson on it this week. It has a side console at the front of the boat with the steering wheel/throttle. I am not a fan of that and would simply prefer a tiller handle on the motor. The motor has electric start, but otherwise is just a plain old small motor. is it easy to swap out the steering stuff for the handle? thanks
Aw, come on!!! "CO" means 85--it is a 1985. Tiller handle kit is part number 174140, no longer available from BRP. It includes a different steering bracket and pivot. In other words, you have to change the steering bracket (front carrying handle). Not a simple job, but not unreasonable if you are accustomed to such things.
If you want to see the contents of the kit go to http://shop.evinrude.com/ click on Electronic parts Catalog, then click on the down arrow where it defaults to Evinrude, and select OB accessories from the list. Then click on 1985, then Miscellaneous, then steering handle kit..
im on the lookout for some parts, i got the motor to turnover tonight and tomorrow i am going looking for fuel lines/tank. then to ditch all the rest of this junk. i dispise of the steering wheel and controller at the front of the boat.