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Old 05 March 2009, 14:09   #11
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I will add this, out of all the engines & side mount control units ive used, I've found the honda controls to be the smoothest so far
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..the console centre top mounted control takes the throttle out of the way of people passing the console area ..
Yes, but it isn't generally a problem, as side mounted controls (except some budget aftermarket ones) will have a neutral lock.
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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.
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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?
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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?
I'm 100% with you there! The Supplied Evinrude ones where crap (I had choice of two different top mounted or a side mount which was better but still crap). I ended up going for the Teleflex unit and am very happy with it.
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Volvo penta top mounted levers have a Neutral lock but it's in a horrible place. Maybe a little large for a 6m though.
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What about the Teleflex CH7500 series?

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Agree with JW. Top mount with heel of hand on top of tthe box , thumb behind it and two fingers wrapped around. However, I use the top handle when tight manouvering and a wheel spinner knob.
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What about the Teleflex CH7500 series?

The 7500 Series also comes with a Neutral lock and looks like this when mounted on a console
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