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Old 19 November 2005, 13:39   #21
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Most boats with console mount throttles have them in the middle and the steering wheel on the right - hence left hand throttle.
Do they? And your point is?
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Old 19 November 2005, 13:59   #22
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Most boats with console mount throttles have them in the middle and the steering wheel on the right - hence left hand throttle.
What a load of absolute twaddle!!
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Old 19 November 2005, 14:18   #23
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We've had the throttle on both sides (well...right side- mounted and left surface- mounted ).

I'm OK with both but generally prefer my strong hand on the throttle & near the key & kill cord.

It just looked like a nice set-up for a left-handed helmsman IMHO.

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Old 19 November 2005, 14:37   #24
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What a load of absolute twaddle!!
Sorry I forgot - there are NO boats with such a setup - forgive me I am just barking......
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Old 19 November 2005, 14:53   #25
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No Codders there was a glimpse of reality in your post but as usual it was made to sound as if the statement was based on expertise and not just supposition! I have a 50 kwid bet on with gArfie that you are really a Boatmad member winding us up. So come on Tony own up
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Steady on you guys!!

Missus: I am right handed and chose the left hand side for the controls after mocking up both sides. I just found the left hand mounting option slightly more comfortable. After reading the many RIBnet postings on this very subject I concluded that there is no right or wrong way?
Ultimately the decision is yours!!

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No Codders there was a glimpse of reality in your post but as usual it was made to sound as if the statement was based on expertise and not just supposition! I have a 50 kwid bet on with gArfie that you are really a Boatmad member winding us up. So come on Tony own up
Not based on expertise but personal preference. I am very right hand biased - can't do bugger all with my left hand with any accuracy!!!

The majority of people in the UK drive in cars with the steering on the right and the gear stick on the left.

Also most of the boats I have seen with centre consoles tend to have the steering wheel on the right and the throttle on the left.

I wasn't trying to be antagonistic in my post but some people's replies have been!!!
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Old 19 November 2005, 19:46   #28
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Steady on you guys!!

Missus: I am right handed and chose the left hand side for the controls after mocking up both sides. I just found the left hand mounting option slightly more comfortable.
Cool Bob.

I was just wondering (codders don't get upset BM member or not I thought it was MM Stuart ).

Some peeps prefer the strong hand on the throttle, some on the steering ; no right or wrong as you say.

Just wondering which side peeps favour & why.

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Old 20 November 2005, 03:28   #29
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Sorry I forgot - there are NO boats with such a setup - forgive me I am just barking......
Re-read your post! A statement of fact that most boats have centre mounted throttle is the load of twaddle - you are a master at making unbelievable statements and then when challenged conveniently change what you previously said - you are probably correct though with your description of yourself.
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