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Old 16 December 2013, 05:50   #61
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My design was going to be all black inc the upholstery, but with a grey logo, a grey stripe under the rubbing strake and grey Osprey stripes at the rear.

However, if I'd have gone down that road I reckon that I would have been stuck with my colour choice, so I had a little think and came up with this...

Any colour goes with black, so I got rid of the grey stripe under the rubbing strake, changed the ware patches, lifeline holders and Osprey stripes to black fabric impression hypalon and then did the Black Edition Logo in white with a black carbon background.

This change meant that I could go for any colour upholstery at any time with a lot less cost than changing the hull, tubes or consoles

My original plan was to go a lot darker brown, however choosing the parchment colour meant that there was quite a contrast and completely different to black on black, which has already been done, loads

The only trouble is that the parchment always looks lighter in the photos.
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Old 16 December 2013, 05:53   #62
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Only if you hold onto the top of the control lever, which will give you pretty lousy control in a bit of chop.

If you hold the vertical part of the lever you'll have much more control, and the trim button should be handy for the inside edge of your forefinger.
John, but if the helm was on the portside you could then support the palm of your right hand on the casing and hold the lever between your thumb and forefinger and use your thumb to control the trim button when required.

Unfortunately the DTS lever is as far as I know was only designed for right hand use
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John, but if the helm was on the portside you could then support the palm of your right hand on the casing and hold the lever between your thumb and forefinger and use your thumb to control the trim button when required.

Unfortunately the DTS lever is as far as I know was only designed for right hand use
Yeah, I was fully aware of the position of the trim switch, however this works for me as I tend to hold the stalk meaning that I can trim with my thumb.

I'm right handed, but even so I like the helm on the starboard side and like the throttle on the port side, so much so I wouldn't buy a boat with it the other way around.

This is my rib, built for me and owned by me, so what you see here is what I wanted.

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Someone asked about the tank size, it has 220 Litre inbuilt tank, here's a pic of the build...
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Yeah, I was fully aware of the position of the trim switch, however this works for me as I tend to hold the stalk meaning that I can trim with my thumb.

I'm right handed, but even so I like the helm on the starboard side and like the throttle on the port side, so much so I wouldn't buy a boat with it the other way around.

This is my rib, built for me and owned by me, so what you see here is what I wanted.
I hold the stalk in my left hand too Alex. Much more comfortable that on the T bar. I can also rest my wrist on the binical for even more support.
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OK, someone needs to say it. BEIGE upholstery?
.........and the 'Deli Counter' console and a sofa in the back. Otherwise, dead smart.
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When using those fly by wire throttles I always hold the stem close to the base as well. If you hold the t-bar you cannot control the throttle in waves as there is not enough friction and you end up going WOT accidentally when you land

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When using those fly by wire throttles I always hold the stem close to the base as well. If you hold the t-bar you cannot control the throttle in waves as there is not enough friction and you end up going WOT accidentally when you land

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You can set the friction on them
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You can set the friction on them
As i'm generally skippering someone else's boat I like to leave things how the owner has set it up and work around it. If I had one of those on my boat I would wind up the friction as all I have used seem very easy to move.

Having said that I hold the stem of my traditional cable driven throttle on my own rib.
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