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Old 03 October 2006, 07:58   #11
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while some great comments have been made i do wish my top binnacle mount throttle had a positive locked neutral.

reason for this is we can take all the best care in the world, tell out kids what to do etc etc wear killcords, keep an eye on it etc etc but all it takes is an unforseen accident with someone falling against it or some strange incident where it gets pushed into gear or reverse by accident.

i tend to turn mine off rather than leave it running

if i could have paid 50 or 100 quid to have had the same but with a neutral lock then that would have been money well spent in my book
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Old 03 October 2006, 08:09   #12
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TELEFLEX Morse Controls have one

Think Doug from Stormforce has one on his Leeway best to ask him.
Quite a few school boats have center mount throttles have not heard of any negative comments about them yet by those that use them.
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Old 03 October 2006, 09:15   #13
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I think people may have missed the point here - I don't think kids should wear a kill cord - it should be the adult in charge!!! Unless of course the kid is driving solo.
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Old 03 October 2006, 09:38   #14
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TELEFLEX Morse Controls have one

Think Doug from Stormforce has one on his Leeway best to ask him.
Quite a few school boats have center mount throttles have not heard of any negative comments about them yet by those that use them.
Hi tim,

Yep I have come across a few schools where they fit this type of control, and one that I know of has changed back to a side mounted solution as they said they found that students tended to "pull down" through netural and into reverse thus knackering the gearbox eventually.

On My rib I have a 115 Opti with surface mount and was told if I replace the remote before the warrentee expires I will have trouble should I have to claim.


and Just for Codders I have the remotes mounted on a double console and I have fitted two kill cords, one for the driver and when I'm teaching one on the passenger side for me, as I think if someone is old enough to drive a RIB they are old enough to do it safely and get in the habbit of wearing a Kill cord from day 1.


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Old 03 October 2006, 16:07   #15
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However I stand by my comments regarding the kids.
Stephen, your analogy with Guns is a good one, Engine running/loaded gun you have great fun with both of them whilst still having the greatest respect for them.
And if you screw around with them and don't respect them, either can and will kill you pretty damn quick!
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Old 08 October 2006, 17:27   #16
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Interesting opinions so far

Yes i agree a 200hp engine is not something to let kids play with and it is precisely because it can be dangerous that i am keen to investigate the centre mounted lockable option.

Whilst my children are very respectful of the situation I cannot leglislate for visitors or my self accidentially hitting into the controls.

I am currently thinking of upgrading to a 300hp and have found the lock on my existing to be very useful.

Any suggestions of a centre mounted option that would work with a Suzuki 300 would be appreciated.
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Old 09 October 2006, 04:27   #17
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Tims right there is one and Aqua Marine have it on display in there warehouse in Hedge End.

http://www.aqua-marineint.com/site/eshop/home

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Old 09 October 2006, 06:23   #18
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Its the Teleflex 700 TSLT (power trim & interlock).
Option to add a neutral switch to stop you starting the engine in gear too.

http://www.teleflexmarine.com/docume...002_5_1016.pdf
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Old 11 October 2006, 18:12   #19
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Teflex controls

Mark Many thanks.

Does anyone know if they will work with the nes suzuki 300?

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