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Old 20 August 2007, 16:13   #11
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always one hand on wheel and one on the throttles as was drilled into me when i became a PBI
A bit like being taught not to cross ones arms when learning to drive. Its sound advice but....
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Old 20 August 2007, 17:12   #12
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One hand on the throttle always.

If I need a hand for playing with the GPS etc it will come from the wheel.
I assume you've got steering that stays straight when you do that then? Mine will torque steer to starboard if I do that.

Holding my throttle at cruising speeds rapidly becomes uncomfortable due to the searider console design so I vary between both on the wheel and one on the throttle. However, my left hand is ALWAYS next to the throttle when it's on the wheel.

Anything above 25 knots and my hand stays on the throttle.
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Old 20 August 2007, 17:20   #13
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Interesting that not one of your replies mentions having a kill cord attached, which is ten times more likely to save your life, than kidding yourself that having your hand 'near' the throttle will help when, in the usual way, your trusty steed ejects you.

I thought you lot were safety concious!...feckin ametures!
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Old 20 August 2007, 17:31   #14
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Interesting that not one of your replies mentions having a kill cord attached, which is ten times more likely to save your life, than kidding yourself that having your hand 'near' the throttle will help when, in the usual way, your trusty steed ejects you.

I thought you lot were safety concious!...feckin ametures!
That'd be because the thread isn't about kill cords.

I'm not kidding myself-I know my hand should be on the throttle all the time but I have to lean forward and to the left to make it possible. I really should move the remotes to make it possible without it being a hindrance.
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Old 20 August 2007, 17:36   #15
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One hand on the throttle, and one on the wheel, as taught in the BSAC boat handling course and practiced for years so that anything else feels wrong
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And yes, the kill cord is always used
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After attaching my kill cord (Mr Fuller) I drive with my Right hand on the wheel and my left hand gripping around the upright part of the lever rather than the usual handle at the top.
I find this gives me much finer control, especially when bouncing about a bit.



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Interesting that not one of your replies mentions having a kill cord attached,
I think that goes pretty much as standard that many do

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feckin ametures!
depends where your coming from, but learning to spell is a good start
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I might well try an arrangement of a stainless leaning hoop that follows the conture of the throttle lever in forward gear only. This might enable me to have greater control of the throttle in rough conditions and somewhere stiffer to hold/rest onto at the same time keeping my hand close to where it needs to be.

Just a thought!
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