Yes if the outboard
is easy to get to and you have enough room and angle to pull the cord, but down a well or on the transom of a tri, remote
start makes a lot of sense. The Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke
high thrust is a fantastic auxiliary for cats and tris, reliable, very fuel
efficient and where else can you get the whole engine
system new for less than £2000. Motored the whole length of the Canal du Midi, Lateral and Gironde from Port St Louis to Bordeaux with a 32 ft cat using a Yamaha 9.9 plus numerous English Channel
crossings motoring most of the way. It's a beautiful bit of engineering.