Originally Posted by pettal
Iím all for the double console except in rough conditions and you need to get up to the bow.
The problem generally..... ....balance on the tubes.
... try doing that in 2-3ft waves .... ....when the waves are hitting you beam on.
Another plus is when your mooring up on your own it makes jumping on and off from the helm position much easier.
A good solution for all this (IMHO, of course) is to have your A frame over the consol. It also gives a good hand hold for embarking/disembarking to either the front or the rear, it provides a good hold for moving past the consol, it puts your nav lights forward of you so they donít illuminate the boat/consol at night and ruin your night eyes, the nav lights can be mounted more legally, if you use a radar it is less likely to fry your brain, if the need arises you can mount some degree of shelter from it, it can be used as part of a very strong screen mounting, as the only person on board you can very easily clip a mooring line from it onto a ladder or a cleat..... There are lots of good reasons. Iím sure you get my drift.
Before anyone suggests it doesnít look so cool.....pish to that.
A centrally mounted throttle is a no-no for me. Too much risk of accidental activation.