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Old 28 April 2014, 05:56   #11
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Look at his left hand IMO not a natural position.

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I agree with you on that he could have an attachment on the kc the only way to know is if you saw the program then you would see it blowing about in the wind. But even so, if it was a still shot even just for awareness of how important it is to wear a kc for his viewers he should be wearing it imho.

As for his left hand, that is how you should hold the lever on a binnacle style throttle because it reduces the chance of being accidently pushed to full if you were to be knocked or stuffed by a wave.
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Old 28 April 2014, 06:39   #12
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As for his left hand, that is how you should hold the lever on a binnacle style throttle because it reduces the chance of being accidently pushed to full if you were to be knocked or stuffed by a wave.
I used the "traditional" handle for about an hour many years ago before I twigged it is so much easier to control and gives better response (less distance to move your hand for a given throttle opening) holding it like that.
Granted the response thing may be more relevant if you are not "maxed out" with HP.....

Hence the strange angle my Yam 703 sits at - I mounted it to "rest naturally in my hand" holding it much like that at cruising speed.
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Old 28 April 2014, 06:56   #14
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I agree with you on that he could have an attachment on the kc the only way to know is if you saw the program then you would see it blowing about in the wind. But even so, if it was a still shot even just for awareness of how important it is to wear a kc for his viewers he should be wearing it imho.



As for his left hand, that is how you should hold the lever on a binnacle style throttle because it reduces the chance of being accidently pushed to full if you were to be knocked or stuffed by a wave.

it is all about image, he wants to portray an image, which is why that picture went out, it is likely to be meant to portray him being "cool" or whatever, as it certainly comes across that way.

If we are to get the message across that operating a boat without a kill cord is dangerous, then people who are role models for others , he is chief scout amongst other things, should be responsible and try to portray an image that shows he is obviously doing the right things.

It is no different than glamourising smoking, or drink driving, IMHO.
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Old 28 April 2014, 17:14   #15
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What are the 2 additional levers for on the console?
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Don't some of the RNLI boats use spring loaded throttles instead of kill cords?

not sure but thought I herd it somewhere

boat could be set up with an alternative kill system of some sort

not defending him but easy to jump to conclusions if your not aware of the full facts
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He's forgotton to take his clothes off and knock out a few press ups. Idiot! Had some neighbours of Bare's around here today. ;-)
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What are the 2 additional levers for on the console?
Those are to deploy the two parachutes when being ejected out of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules of course
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what are those 3 throttles ????
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what are those 3 throttles ????
1: Lights
2: Camera
3: Action

No, I'm only messing....

One controls "Spin"
One "Suspends disbelief"
One "Cues Heroic Soundtrack"

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