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Old 19 September 2016, 15:05   #21
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The very best with "Lunasea" looks great . Where did you get the Suzuki smart gauges and are they expensive.
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Old 19 September 2016, 15:08   #22
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The answer's quite simple for me.....I'm left handed, which means I can use my more natural / more dexterous (even though it's left ) hand to work throttle - with trim controlled by my forefinger as JK says -, and also manage plotter and radio controls, and do anything else whilst all my right hand has to do is hold on to the wheel and steer.

I think most power boats I've handled have had wheel on starboard side, and throttle to the left. I have had a boat with the throttle to the right of the wheel, for me wheel on starboard and throttle to left feels more natural/ and I'm now more used to it. To be honest, I didn't really think about the option of mounting the wheel on the port side
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The answer's quite simple for me.....I'm left handed, which means I can use my more natural / more dexterous (even though it's left ) hand to work throttle - with trim controlled by my forefinger as JK says -, and also manage plotter and radio controls, and do anything else whilst all my right hand has to do is hold on to the wheel and steer.
Sounds like you've got it all worked out.

Dominant hand for throttle is my choice too. When things get bumpy it's the main control and a bit of finesse is helpful.


Other people prefer the wheel in their dominant hand which is fair enough if that's what suits them. Even if they are wrong
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The very best with "Lunasea" looks great . Where did you get the Suzuki smart gauges and are they expensive.
Thank you, colind.
Having 2 muti-gauges fitted may be a slight extravagance, technically a single one would give trim revs, speed - which analogue wouldn't - and fuel, but the second one will allow me to have one gauge showing speed rev / trim etc... whilst the second can show fuel consumption etc...

Another option would have been to interface the data through to the plotter, but I thought that less good as the readouts would be offset from eyeline, and leaves less screen for the charts.

The additional cost was pretty minor against the overall price - might even pay back through improved fuel consumption....well I can dream In any case they look cool, so that justifies them anyway.

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The answer's quite simple for me.....I'm left handed, which means I can use my more natural / more dexterous (even though it's left ) hand to work throttle - with trim controlled by my forefinger as JK says -, and also manage plotter and radio controls, and do anything else whilst all my right hand has to do is hold on to the wheel and steer.

I think most power boats I've handled have had wheel on starboard side, and throttle to the left. I have had a boat with the throttle to the right of the wheel, for me wheel on starboard and throttle to left feels more natural/ and I'm now more used to it. To be honest, I didn't really think about the option of mounting the wheel on the port side
that seems a good enough reason. Many thanks for your explanation and happy ribbing
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Other people prefer the wheel in their dominant hand which is fair enough if that's what suits them. Even if they are wrong
Nothing like an unbiased, straight to the point even-handed reply to pour oil on the troubled waters of a potentially divisive ribnet thread

Of course, you are right in your assessment as always Mr K
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In any case they look cool, so that justifies them anyway.
Yah!

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Right mitt on the throttle, low down
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Left handed throttle for me, but at the same time I don't mind right either. Lovely rib...

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Throttle hand becomes redundant on a Pac 22 once the throttle has been pushed all the way forwards. Said hand can then be used to wrestle with recalcitrant Wagner 701 helm pump whilst motioning for crew to move to port to mitigate prop induced list.

I also have multi-gauge of which only one or two work.

It's still creates a bit of RIB envy (in a Tonka toy kind of way).
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One more pic....Mrs T obviously takes a better photo than me.
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