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Old 05 October 2013, 15:18   #11
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Originally Posted by SPR View Post
sorry - I suggest you should be sitting beside the controls - kill cord is last option - you should be able to throttle back in emergency ...
Because the console isn't in the centre of the boat.

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Old 05 October 2013, 15:24   #12
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my console Is not in centre and if I an teaching somebody inexperience I will sit on tube next to them so I can control the boat if needed.

I am not the smallest person. 6foot 2 and over 150 kg!)

yes - I know sitting on tubes are not the in thing!

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Old 05 October 2013, 15:36   #13
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your posts suggest you have an instructor sitting alongside a student and that the control box is on the far side of the consol from the instructor and he is unable to reach it?
I'll be running an instructor course later this week and one bit of paper to show our guys will be a diagram of a scenario from a few years ago where a youngster was killed after his boat was rammed by another on the same (non-rya)course.
The instructor was not adjacent to the control box and that was seen as a major factor in the fatality and something to be avoided at all costs. Don't just faff about with another kill switch, move the control box, it is not a safe setup for training as it is!

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