Thanks, gentlemen for this. Unfortunately, I do not know what you are talking about? I know the concept from my 6hp, but have no idea how to adjust this on the left hand throttle. Without the boat it is hard to visualise where the throttle friction is adjusted. I know (I think I know) that you can push the big circular button opposite the lever to enable you to rev the engine and stay in neutral - although do not know why one might need to do this?
I have rather a large number of manuals to wade through, and no time to do it!
Yes, I scared myself (especially doing an avoidance of a lobster pot at 30 odd knots without trimming down)!
Haven't got footstraps. So far have been bracing myself on throttle and wheel and feel quite secure. Is that false confidence and inexperience speaking??
Instuments, Brian. The big beast is the Lowrance 10.4" 7000C plotter. Little beast is the 330C which is a combo fishfinder / plotter. Logic is that navogator has super clear GPS map in front of him. Helm has uncluttered view of sea ahead, but by a turn to the left has compass visible and on little beast has in largest possible sized letters Speed over Ground, Course over Ground Ground and Depth - or anything else we want to see - without compromising the big map on the 7000C. The 7000C is not easy to see from the helm, but the little beast, being console mounted and very bright, can display a chart view if required.
Navman 7100 radio with external speaker beside the little beast. Mounted low so cable doies not obscure plotter. Twin Smartcraft Opti dials. 12V socket. Electrics switches (I have twin bilges hence the extra set of switches. Ignition, kill cord, a centre space for writnig on in chinagraph as needed.
Plastimo 110 Compass. Radio licence on port side of console out of the way.
Think that is it; please feel free to ask questions....
Cheers & thanks