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Old 20 November 2005, 12:49   #41
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I like the open web matting idea Nasher! I think that I will be doing something along those lines.

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Old 20 November 2005, 12:53   #42
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Please please please stop the bickering on this thread. I need good info not a cat fight!!

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Old 20 November 2005, 12:59   #43
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Please please please stop the bickering on this thread. I need good info not a cat fight!!

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I am sorry but when I get keep getting accused after making an INNOCENT remark it does get rather annoying!!!
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Old 21 November 2005, 08:05   #44
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I've got some matting that'll do the job, it's great for anchor lockers as well. PM me for more details.


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I've also lined mine with thick open pattern rubber doormats, cut to shape and glued into one large mat. This allows a small amount of water to get in and stay under the matting whist your gear is raised above the floor level by 1/2 an inch.

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I have a left handed throttle 'cos I like it that way and I think Cod is great!
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Right hand throttle for me which helps to keeps my sword hand free
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I've got some matting that'll do the job, it's great for anchor lockers as well. PM me for more details.

I bought a load of open diamond pattern rubber doormats from Tesco - only 97p each!!! Think they should be suitable but they don't half stink!!!
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I have a left handed throttle 'cos I like it that way and I think Cod is great!
Having a middle console mounted throttle is great so you can control the boat when letting someone else drive - I am a VERY nervous passenger!!!

Lurcher's aren't so bad either - rescued a stray one once!!!
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A lot of the newer RIB's seem to be centre control, but I have no idea why that has changed from the traditonal location to the right. I agree that the centre position certainly facilitates an element of "dual control" and this is best if you want inexperienced clients/people to drive and you still retain an element of cotrol. From a pure control perspective in waves, I prefer my right hand on the throttle as it's naturally my strongest, (and most sensitive to small movements) and in fact, I would not be happy with the central location but i expect I would get used to it.

Someone posted something about left and right hand drive just now which was not strictly accurate

Ironically, most (if not all) small British motor boats were produced left hookers up to about the '80's when the US right hand drive influence took over and dominated design. I used to work timber barges and salvage work on the Thames and from thence to the Thames Conservancy Board and we always understood the reason for UK boats being left hookers was that as navigation rules dictated port-to-port passes on the river(s) then skippers could easily communicate with each other, and coming along port side to was more natural than starboard side to. Don't ask me why - this was the conventional wisdom. Whatever. It took years for me to get used to driving a boat with the wheel on the right and even now, doesn't seem entirely right. I still prefer to come alongside port side to.
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I bought a load of open diamond pattern rubber doormats from Tesco - only 97p each!!! Think they should be suitable but they don't half stink!!!
My suff is better than the rubber doormats, it's used as duck boards for machines and will last forever, comes in 13" square sections that clip together......Oh and doesn't smell .

I use it in me anchor locker and is great at stopping the anchor from making load banging nioses as it eats away at my hull.
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