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Old 31 January 2013, 16:07   #1
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Hi All

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 ?

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Hi All

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 ?

Cheers
Have them a little to the left from the middle and a little to the right from a bit.
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Hi All

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 ?

Cheers
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.
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I would certainly agree with Doug that a central throttle is by far the best solution on a training RIB. I have taught at various other schools with side mount controls and forcing the instructor to sit on the side is both uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. We have top mount controls with interlocks fitted on all our RIBs as having the interlock is safer, easier for beginners to find neutral and makes the gearboxes last longer.
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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 ?

Cheers
Get on the rib and stand how u intend to drive it, hand on wheel and mark were the throttle is most comfortable f u then nail it there 75mm timber inside console glass it in
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