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Old 19 September 2016, 06:45   #11
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Old 19 September 2016, 07:24   #12
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Is there any particular reason why you have opted for the helm on the starboard side as using the throttle lever with your left hand you will have to use your little finger to control the trim button. With the helm on portside it is much easier to operate the trim button with the thumb of your right hand
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Is there any particular reason why you have opted for the helm on the starboard side as using the throttle lever with your left hand you will have to use your little finger to control the trim button. With the helm on portside it is much easier to operate the trim button with the thumb of your right hand

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You only end up using your little finger if you're holding the top of the lever, which I find gives very poor control especially when things get a bit bumpy.

On that setup I'd be holding the control lever from the side with my hand braced on the base. Then you can use the inside edge of your forefinger for the trim.

I still prefer a right hand throttle though.
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I've had both left and right hand mounted and I MUCH prefer the Throttle mounted on the left!..we are all different and you gotta be comfortable,but..I've found ....In ROUGH Stuff for extended periods when your getting thrown about,and it's pretty physical ....you can brace on the throttle base ( and still operate the throttle from its base and trim from there with ease.. Whilst still bracing with a FIRM hold and more control ) and still have the steering wheel in your RIGHT hand (STRONGEST for most people) to hold on AND BRACE too!..for me there's simlpy no comparison...IMO it's not a good idea to get used to holding/using the top of the throttle at all...(always the mark of the inexperienced)...one SLIGHT bump/slip..or someone knocks you and wey hey...your at full revs!.. which for For you AND/OR Crew may be far from ideal
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I've had both left and right hand mounted and I MUCH prefer the Throttle mounted on the left!..we are all different and you gotta be comfortable,but..I've found ....In ROUGH Stuff for extended periods when your getting thrown about,and it's pretty physical ....you can brace on the throttle base ( and still operate the throttle from its base and trim from there with ease.. Whilst still bracing with a FIRM hold and more control ) and still have the steering wheel in your RIGHT hand (STRONGEST for most people) to hold on AND BRACE too!..for me there's simlpy no comparison...IMO it's not a good idea to get used to holding/using the top of the throttle at all...(always the mark of the inexperienced)...one SLIGHT bump/slip..or someone knocks you and wey hey...your at full revs!.. which for For you AND/OR Crew may be far from ideal

Good points M I agree with them and the fact we're all different.


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I've had both left and right hand mounted and I MUCH prefer the Throttle mounted on the left!..we are all different and you gotta be comfortable,but..I've found ....In ROUGH Stuff for extended periods when your getting thrown about,and it's pretty physical ....you can brace on the throttle base ( and still operate the throttle from its base and trim from there with ease.. Whilst still bracing with a FIRM hold and more control ) and still have the steering wheel in your RIGHT hand (STRONGEST for most people) to hold on AND BRACE too!..for me there's simlpy no comparison...IMO it's not a good idea to get used to holding/using the top of the throttle at all...(always the mark of the inexperienced)...one SLIGHT bump/slip..or someone knocks you and wey hey...your at full revs!.. which for For you AND/OR Crew may be far from ideal

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Congratulations on a nice RIB - I was admiring it at the show on Friday.

Throttle on the left - the comment left me pondering. My Pacific 22 has the throttle on the right. It's so stiff I have no choice other than to use it right at the top but, in my case, it is also the mark of the inexperienced.

The Halmatic Pacific RIBS - 22 and 24 have the throttle on the right and the Atlantic range of lifeboat RIB's - 21, 75 and 85 are also on the right but interestingly down at thigh height.
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Congratulations on a nice RIB - I was admiring it at the show on Friday.

Throttle on the left - the comment left me pondering. My Pacific 22 has the throttle on the right. It's so stiff I have no choice other than to use it right at the top but, in my case, it is also the mark of the inexperienced.

The Halmatic Pacific RIBS - 22 and 24 have the throttle on the right and the Atlantic range of lifeboat RIB's - 21, 75 and 85 are also on the right but interestingly down at thigh height.

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Wouldn't worry about it mine are on the right and I use the top and my thumb and little finger to alter trim
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