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Old 12 August 2016, 04:43   #41
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A number of years ago a boating colleague installed one of these on his RIB. Unfortunately, going downwind on a breezy day he "stuffed" it which resulted in his chest impacting on the steering wheel and a broken rib/severe bruising occasioned by the steering knob.......beware.
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Old 12 August 2016, 05:52   #42
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A number of years ago a boating colleague installed one of these on his RIB. Unfortunately, going downwind on a breezy day he "stuffed" it which resulted in his chest impacting on the steering wheel and a broken rib/severe bruising occasioned by the steering knob.......beware.

The rail around the windscreen would take my teeth out before the knob hit my chest😳


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A number of years ago a boating colleague installed one of these on his RIB. Unfortunately, going downwind on a breezy day he "stuffed" it which resulted in his chest impacting on the steering wheel and a broken rib/severe bruising occasioned by the steering knob.......beware.
I think my gps screen would break my nose before the knob hit my chest. Also, don't forget the corner of the throttle box taking out your knee cap

None of it would be pleasant but I will say I have found it much safer on a daily basis to have a knob on the steering while I'm working on the RIB. Hands down
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Here's a classy one for PD, not your normal cheap strap on Knob..!



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Here's a classy one for PD, not a cheap strap on Knob..!







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Ooooohh! NURSE, NURSE!!!!!


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I got a John Deere tractor one on my searider. Really good and nice strong allan bolt fixing. Works a treat

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Brilliant. Exactly what I was after.
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Strangely enough this is a genuine question.

During my powerboat level 2 training we did a lot of close-in marina work. During this we were always instructed to make your steering adjustments with no power and then add in the power as required. This meant an awful lot of quick rotations of the steering-wheel ... and it got me wondering.

You know those knob-thingies you see on forklifts and the like? Would they be of any benefit on a rib. I'm pretty sure a normal motor factors would have them. Surely they'd make fast steering-wheel rotations easier?

... need to lie down now.
I've seen my fair share of knobs at the steering wheel but not many on them...
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