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Old 22 December 2009, 12:02   #21
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This is what I built several years ago and the whole lot was removable with quick connectors on the back.

Perhaps you could do something similar?
That looks very neat Andy.
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Old 22 December 2009, 14:14   #22
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What is that big disk on the starboard side?
It's a waterproof canister that's been mounted on the side of the console.
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That looks very neat Andy.
It was fairly easy to make too. A piece of perspex/Makrolon with the holes cut out and radio, Chartplotter and Sounder mounted. Two tubes mounted on the back vertically and two other tubes (that slide into the other ones) that mount to the console top. And a piece of rubber bungee cord to hold the lot down when I was flying along.
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It's a waterproof canister that's been mounted on the side of the console.
Nice.

Funny, on this side of the pond throttles are 99+% installed on the starboard side for right hand control. Then again if its not a center console, the driver is on the starboard side as well and the controls are thus mounted along the gunnel.
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Nice.

Funny, on this side of the pond throttles are 99+% installed on the starboard side for right hand control. Then again if its not a center console, the driver is on the starboard side as well and the controls are thus mounted along the gunnel.
My first RIB had Starboard mounted throttle and I really liked it's position. With my current RIB, I put the helm on the Starboard side and had centrally mounted controls. I like this position much better than I though I would and wouldn't dream of having a right handed control now.
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I thought having port side mounted controls wouldn't feel right but I didn't find any problems with them. I don't have T&T so that wasn't a problem.
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The controls issue always puzzled me. I suspect it's related to which side of the road you drive on. I've driven "stick-shift" here and there. I always found it very odd to change gear with my "good" right hand and steer with my left, as I don't have the same sensitivity and control with the stupid hand. When you think about it though, changing gear is the tricky bit, and steering down big straight roads is very easy. Not so here, where your life is in your hands every foot of the way.

I notice that Redbay Expedition ribs are all set up for right hand controls, "handy", if you're a Ciotóg
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