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Old 10 December 2014, 17:32   #1
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Foot throttle !!

Has anyone fitted one on a rib !! I was out the other day and it was really rough, but the time I got back to the marina my arm was really feeling it, but I use to have a ex racing ring19 with foot throttle and it was lovely to drive and would live one again, just wondered if any of you have fitted one and if so which one !!
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Old 11 December 2014, 01:44   #2
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There are a few RIBs with foot throttles, Phantom Evo for instance, but they tend to have decent bucket seats. I wouldn't fit a foot throttle with jockey seats.
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I spent ages contemplating a foot throttle on old rib withy jockey seats. It's the amount of side movement and standing you do that I think negates using one that way. Plus it would have had to mount in the footwalk.

Have bucket seats now so a foot throttle will be going back on this boat. So much easier to control
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Cheers guys, the way mines laid out with twin jockeys the throttle would be out the way, I think it's worth ago and see how I get on!!!
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I think you'll hurt yourself because you'll be fully committed to sitting on a narrow jockey seat with no way to use your legs to take any of the impact.
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Nope, you need your arse wedged into a high bolster bucket which is on or near the floor and preferably toggle trim for a footie.

On a jockey, the throttle would be on and off like a light bulb in big sea. The result would be a laugh to watch, but 'orrible to experience.

A pal and I clowned about with Phantom race rigs years ago. The quickest was a 20 with a 2.5ltr Bridgeport, bloody scary around 70mph.
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Can see what you mean after seating on her today, maybe buckets seats would be the first purchase, had a measure up today and I've seen a lot of ribs like mine now with them !!
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