Originally Posted by Bigmuz7
That would be interesting for Verado owners, their response is instant, and would be easy to fit as they are fly by wire, but something worries me at the unpredictable mix of bouncing on waves, and sudden take off ...... hang about....... yeehaaaaaaaaa
Yes we fit them to our RIBs - the Verado one is a plug and play fly by wire one and works as well as you would expect - it was on last year's demonstrator which is sold but is kindly being loaned back to us for Ribex. We fit "InControl" foot throttles to the engines with mechanical systems as they do a really good system for retaining the hand throttle as well for calm and / or slower days when you don't want to use the foot throttle.
As I came from a racing background I am used to them, but we have demonstrated our boats to quite a few first time RIB and even first time boat drivers, and they all comment on how natural it is to drive a boat like this. With both hands on the wheel you have more control over the boat and it is easier to hold yourself in position when it's really rough as well! We fit an indicator style trim lever as well which means that you only need to extend one finger to alter the trim - all this means safer more in control boating!
The photo shows the foot throttle, the trim control lever, the removeable steering wheel and the Gaffrig "race" controls, as well as the Carling switchgear system and the Mercury SC5000 Smartcraft display.