Originally Posted by ollyit
I know the expensive type like mercury smartcraft are controlled electrically rather than cabled - john cookee on here knows his stuff - his bananashark weapon has a foot throttle
- the absolute nuts
Sorry to correct you, but the Smartcraft system is just for instruments, it's the Verado range that are "Fly by wire", and we have fitted a combination foot / hand throttle to that as well - all fly by wire!
We use the "Incontrol" brand of foot throttles that are very well made, and have the option of combining hand and foot throttle together, we used the Mercury part on the Verado version but hid the electronic parts.
I would only use a foot throttle sitting down - it looks like the photo of the jockey set up is with a low jockey and the foot throttle way out in front which would make it much easier to use that a more normal vertical arrangement.