Originally Posted by Poly
yes the RNLI do have footstraps (on at least some of their Atlantics). They also have the throttle's in an "odd" place almost behind the helm.
Yes the present RNLI Atlantic 85 is fitted with foot straps - both to give support in the rough stuff and also to help keep the crew within the foot print of the boat in the event of an inversion.
In relation to the trottle position - to helm is to understand - it is a very comfortable "neutral" position which reduces involuntary movement - the trottles are not spring loaded.
In relation to the old chesnut the RYA only receive £8.50 for every successful Powerboat Level 2 candidate - for this they supply the RTC with a photo I.D. certificate and a Start Powerboating Book.
My sincere condolences and sympathy goes out to the family involved and the people who were on scene.