Just finished reading Harry Bryan's latest (for the 4th time!) in WB about stick steering. I've always loved the idea along with the rope steering run around the perimeter of the boat. I have to question it's use with higher horse power outboard motors though. I have been searching for any regulations pertaining to steering systems and horsepower but come up empty handed. I thought I had read at one time that cable and pulley on anything over 20 h.p. was illegal. Correct? I am currently building the Big Ben Garvey, Doug Hylan's design, and I'm at the point where I need to stop the hard thinking about it and get serious about systems installation. Trying to balance creature comforts with safety and ease of use are beginning to make me crazy!
Other than the motor size issue I am a huge fan of Harry Bryan's designs and tool building. I also pride myself on designing and building my own fixtures and jigs mostly for solo work. Thanks all.