Originally Posted by iceman
Following on from asking what type of rib to run RYA courses on.
Another question i have is, would it be best to have to throttle controls in the centre of the console, or can you get away with it being to one side ?
It is considered standard practice when teaching beginners to have the instructor sat next to the throttle. If you have a double width console the throttle therefore needs to be in the centre so that both the driver and instructor can access it. This therefore dictates that you have a top mount throttle. This brings other considerations as most top mount throttles do not have an interlock.
If you buy a RIB with side mount controls your instructor may have to sit in a very awkward position (tube riding) which in fact contradicts exactly what we are teaching students about seating.