Originally Posted by C2 RIBS
Will be good to read also about strengths and weaknesses of each boat, what was good/bad, what needs changing etc as you have all clearly tested yourselves and boats better than any normal review
OK, I'll try and be honest.
My throttle lever is a curly thing, someones interpretation of an ergonomic design I suppose. In anything but flat calm I like to operate the lever at the base, with my palm resting on the throttle lever body. Fine when sitting down, but when standing if I put a finger or two round the lever there is a tendency for them to get trapped due to the shape of the lever. I could quite easily see a broken finger happening when bounced around. On this trip I found that looking through a Gecko visor looking through a screen, both wet, I could not see enough detail of the sea ahead, meaning that I had to stand to drive well. What that meant was that I had to operate the throttle by gripping it between my thumb and the base of my forefinger, so as not to put any digits around the lever. A stupid little thing, but that contact patch at the base of my forefinger got quite sore - not good for decent throttle control.
A couple of observations from different occupants of the left hand seat
One said that there were no convenient handholds for when he was standing, quite how I would get a handhold at the altitude that he needs is beyond me
I think our injured friend found my boat more comfortable than Yorkie primarily because of better seating and a convenient hand hold (when seated
) which allowed him to relax more. Oh and on that score, I think that ajstars must have a spine of steel, he was taking all those seas seated