So the boatyard trailer arrived, the boat was loaded without event, and hauled to the public ramp in Ganges. The motor started smoothly… and then wouldn’t respond to the throttle… because the control cables were never installed! Off to the yard to check stock for the needed parts: none available on the island. Time to wait for the courier from Victoria, and to perform the installation tomorrow.
In this photo, taken a few days earlier, for Transport Canada documentation, you can just see the ports in the starboard side of the engine cowling where the control cables should be.