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Old 25 February 2016, 04:08   #1
Country: Netherlands
Boat name: Commando C4
Make: Bombard
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 30HP M25C3
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Steering console: sit or stand up ?

Looking for a steeringconsole for my Bombard C4. I don't like the plastic consoles that are mounted on a seat. I prefer stainless and a little more height so I can stand behind the wheel. Any suggestions ? Do you always sit or do you prefer to stand up ?

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Old 25 February 2016, 05:28   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Length: 5m +
Engine: 135hp Mercury
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Unless there's a good reason to be standing - at low speed only - I sit.
I don't stand at planing speed, too much chance of a slip or unexpected movement of the boat unbalancing you & you're either on the floor or over the side.

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Old 25 February 2016, 05:45   #3
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Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
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I tend to think of a seated helm position being for the very slow or the very fast. I'm generally somewhere between, so standing!
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Old 25 February 2016, 09:58   #4
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Small boat (less than, say, 5m or so) sit. Larger, stand. Small boats react more violently (to use a generic term) to water movement. A small boat in swell or chop will try to throw you around more than a larger boat in the same conditions. Does depend on what you're using the boat for though.

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