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Old 02 October 2011, 05:40   #1
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Throttole controls: left or right.

So do you like yours on the left or right of your console.

I like mine to the right.
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Old 02 October 2011, 06:11   #2
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Left side on both my boats. More because I prefer to steer mainly with my right hand which I suppose comes from driving a RHD vehicle.
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Old 02 October 2011, 07:17   #3
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I used to prefer it on the right side. On my SR 5.4 it is left. In the beginning it bothered , not any more. If i make a new consol(its too low on the navy speck model IMHO) might swap it to the right but not sure is it really better.
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Old 02 October 2011, 07:19   #4
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Right for me. Just feels more comfortable.
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For years I drove boats with right hand throttles, and so this felt 'right' for me. Then for a couple of reasons I have gone for a left hand control on my current boat. It took a little time, but I am now comfortable with it.
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OK here is my 2p's worth.

I prefer left hand controls because:
I am right-handed and my throttle is on the RH.
When in rough water, I tend to think that speed (or slow-ness!!) is more important than steerage.
I therefore want to put control of the throttle in my "best" hand, leaving the steering wheel to my "worst" hand.
For completeness, I always drive with my RH firmly on the throttle anyway, taking my LH off the steering-wheel sometimes for seconds at a time.
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Brian, you just contradicted yourself...
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Brian, you just contradicted yourself...
Yes - he's using the latest FIBnet App. It automatically contradicts one's own post, sparing the rest of the Members the effort of doing so.

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Old 02 October 2011, 13:52   #9
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I like right side, my SR 5.4 has the off centre console "to the right" it means theres less space on the right, just how I like it.
Driving club safety boats in the past you always get some numpty who tries to squeeze pass the throttle side of the console, ive once had someone catch my controls when moving to a marker.
Theres loads of space on my left and its safe.
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Brian, you just contradicted yourself...
Sorry ! When I read that I assumed Maxhar was talking about ALL controls. But he wasnt-he was talking about throttle only. Sorry again folks-must remember to read more carefully in future.
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