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Old 12 June 2010, 04:39   #31
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QUOTE=Tim M;354722] Would you mind posting a photo of the driving position? You have the same Outhill console that we have on the Wahoos. Our wheels are on the front vertical surface on there, which isn't a great position when you're stood up. I see yours are mounted on the top, how is that for driving? [/QUOTE]
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Old 12 June 2010, 08:07   #32
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Interesting. Ours are identical in layout other than the wheel being on the same surface as the VHF. I think that's where Outhill has in mind for the steering wheel but in reality its a few inches too low.
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Old 12 June 2010, 11:40   #33
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Interesting. Ours are identical in layout other than the wheel being on the same surface as the VHF. I think that's where Outhill has in mind for the steering wheel but in reality its a few inches too low.
If memory serves correctly, the throttle positions on your two Wahoos are also different - one was designed around the other Tim, who is large, and one was designed around Adam W who is short! If they were adjusting throttle positions etc, it is highly likely that they will have given conscious thought to the steering wheel position, and possibly decided it was better on the other surface?

A lot of Gemini ribs have a steering wheel mounted as per the Prime Rib above - makes driving them a bit like driving an old van...
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Correct: The one on top is less comfortable to use than the one on the vertical surface, although it's very easy to knock (very easy to push fly by wire throttle with no neutral lock) when moving around.
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If I was going to mount the steering as is the photo above I'd have bought the adjustable helm option you can get on Sea Star pumps. Would be much more flexible.
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