SC, On my 24, I used a PVC pipe with a rope
through it to steer the engine. Very simple and effective. I attached the rope
at the back of the engine, ran it through the pipe to an eye on the back of the outboard rudder
, then to a cleat on the tiller. With the line tight and cleated, the engine turned with the rudder
, un-cleat it to release the link or tilt the engine. With the proper length of pipe, the engine is turned slightly inward and takes most of the load off the helm
to run straight. Your engine is mounted pretty far outboard, so the pipe probably needs to be alloy, but something similar should work for you. I have used Hobie tiller connectors for similar setups.
Since my 33 has an inboard rudder, I was planing on using a standard outboard steering
cable, but I have decided a bell crank and a push/pull link to the engine mounted at the side of the cockpit
will be easier.
I was lucky, my 33 came with an electric
start power tilt Honda
15, which is more than enough engine when propped correctly, but the 9.9 should be enough in most conditions.