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Old 28 May 2006, 10:02   #1
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Holding The Throttle

Do you guys hold one hand on the throttle the entire time you are underweigh?
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yes, especially when manouvering at high speed.
it means i can react to any situation quickly because i can co-ordinate
throttle and steering.
its good practice and the rya strongly recomend it
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same again yer... i also find i can never sit down and drive, always have to be stood up
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rya teaching point and when its rough if you have let go of it it can be the devils own job to actually grab the throttle lever again at speed when you really need it, and even more difficult to grab it without slamming it forwards. However holding onto the lever itself when its rough can cause a problem when the shock of a wave throws your hand forward and gives the engine full power, just when you really dont want it. Seen it happen and the ensuing vertical leap off the face of the wave was "impressive" but not the sort of thing they actually wanted to do in the prevailing conditions. If its really rough I balance the heel of my hand on the control box whilst holding onto the lever partway down at the same time in order to prevent me being thrown forward and opening it up.
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However holding onto the lever itself when its rough can cause a problem when the shock of a wave throws your hand forward and gives the engine full power, just when you really dont want it.
Get stiff levers like on Benc's Rib. Once you get used to them being stiff its quite nice to use!

If you have twin levers i guess its not possible to rest the ball of your hand on the casing in the same manner.
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Get stiff levers like on Benc's Rib. Once you get used to them being stiff its quite nice to use!
why not just adjust the throttle friction??
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Do you guys hold one hand on the throttle the entire time you are underweigh?
Yes - when at speed. Have a look here...
http://www.richardbateson.com/videos...005-1_0112.wmv Once you've downloaded all 180mb, observe my mate Pete using exemplary best practise, from about 7m 55s onwards.
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Throttle underweigh

The last time I was underweigh I really enjoyed it. I only realised her name was weigh when she started shouting "weigh to go, weigh to go."
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Thanks for the responses.

I find that when I get the boat trimmed nicely and the throttle set to an appropriate speed, continually holding the top of the throttle lever results in me gradually, or all at one go, reducing the revs. So, then I throttle up again and the same thing often happens, sooner or later.

I hav tried kind of 'hovering' my hand above the throttle; that is to say, a very loose grip. This technique works but is a bit stupid.
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continually holding the top of the throttle lever results in me gradually, or all at one go, reducing the revs. So, then I throttle up again and the same thing often happens, sooner or later.
Don't hold it at the top!
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