Originally Posted by Jelly
Please can one of the RYA SI' confirm this , but I thought boats used for RYA courses had to have a neutral lock.
I like them but have found with my yam control box (which does not have one) mounted centrally its not as big an issue as those side mounted where it get caught more often.
As the hamster has already said the RYA dont dictate on this matter. It is a myth I have heard a few times.
From a training point of view as you move into larger RIBs where the driver and instructor can sit side by side in seats the top mount throttle is often better as it means the instructor can be in a seat and next to the throttle/controls. The console on your boat will dictate what is more appropriate.
The issue of not having an interlock on most top mount boxs is very valid. I can not comprehend why engine manafacturers do not develop and make them. Why do we have to mess about with teleflex parts or put up with engine manafacturer throttles with no interlock?