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Old 08 June 2006, 11:37   #31
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Pete I take it that's your new project. What's the difference between the Sea Harrier and the Eagle - looks identicle.
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Old 08 June 2006, 11:41   #32
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throttle position

Long term, we would have changed the throttle position onto some sort of arm off the console. The position of it was terrible as it caused taller people to be almost off balance most of the time.

Had a couple of hairy moments with it myself.
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Pete I take it that's your new project. What's the difference between the Sea Harrier and the Eagle - looks identicle.
Sea Harrier is 6.4m but otherwise identical, which means you will have to slow down a bit for Jimbo.

Jon, a nice piece of stainless plate could relocate the throttles. Later consoles had the port console corner flattended off so a control box would sit closer in and square to the boat.

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I couldn't cope with the throttle any more. Took the boat out the other day and came back with terrible pains everywhere having driven the boat for several hours leaning righ over the console to reach the handle. I managed to get hold of a stainless bracket which fitted perfectly. Spent the afternoon removing the throttle and putting it on the bracket in the new position. Quite a task it was - it was baking hot which meant my patience was wearing very thin when it came to putting everything back in the control box! (Had to remove the wiring loom and control cables so I could pass the cables through a new hole to reduce friction).

Anyway the new position is so much more suitable and confortable. Looks a lot more classey as well
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