High-Performance Steering Systems and Engine Controls
Another old racer's adage: You can't win the race if you can't drive the boat. Boat control is key to a safe and fast ride. Be sure your steering system is up to the task and adjusted regularly to remove all potential slack. Make sure your engine is mounted securely to the hull, with solid mounts if necessary. For the best driving control, strongly consider a foot-control throttle and remote-mounted power trim, jack plate and trim-tab controls (on the steering wheel, steering column or floor). Last, install and wear an engine emergency-cutoff switch.