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Throttle controls
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:53:59 pm »
So I have a family cruiser and have been thinking of switching to a hand throttle. Would love some input and a little direction if possible.
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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 09:13:25 pm »
Ever driven a jet with a hand throttle? It's like cruising a Rascal Scooter in a wine glass store while drunk off your ass and it only turns left....

If you must do it, get a single handle deal and bypass the interlock, it is the only chance you have of not knocking over all the wine glasses.LOL.

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If i get some free time tonight at work, ill play with it and post it for everyone to see.

Time to man up and yank it John!  :banghead:
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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 05:35:21 am »
Lol no I have not driven a jet boat with hand controls. Why is it so difficult

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 08:20:12 am »
I have a hand throttle on my boat. Love it. But that's all I have ever known and have no experience with the foot pedals.
Its all preference, but I wouldnt say its hard to use. Just not the norm in the jet boat world.
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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 08:27:50 am »
Lol no I have not driven a jet boat with hand controls. Why is it so difficult

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They are awesome in open water, its when you get into tight situations when you find them challenging. Keep in mind I learned to drive a jet on Whitewater rivers. Probably why I don't like them.

A lake would probably be a different story... Rivers can be as fast at 8mph, stuff happens too fast for a hand throttle/shift.

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 09:03:55 am »
Lol no I have not driven a jet boat with hand controls. Why is it so difficult

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The easy answer for me is, in a jet boat you use reverse a lot in slow speed maneuvering combined with the throttle.   Hand controls require you to do all this while pulling out a knob to allow the reverse bucket to drop so you can control the boat with reverse. PITA like GT said.
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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 09:14:11 am »
The easy answer for me is, in a jet boat you use reverse a lot in slow speed maneuvering combined with the throttle.   Hand controls require you to do all this while pulling out a knob to allow the reverse bucket to drop so you can control the boat with reverse. PITA like GT said.

I hadn't thought about that one...good point.
A foot throttle has a return spring on it if your foot leaves the pedal (or the boat), it just idles.
Not quite the same outcome with a hand throttle, the boat will keep going without you in it, I've seen it happen, once is enough.
If you do use a hand set-up, install a kill switch & lanyard, and use it.

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 09:40:10 am »
I just removed a morse forward reverse with throttle handle built in one... Just removed it an put a regular rex handle on. You can have it... either pick up or pay ship.

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 12:19:32 pm »
i dont see a reason why a hand throttle like i have on my I/O wouldnt work on a jet... plus mine has a rexmar trim switch so if you had a hydraulic diverter you'd have everything in one area as far as controls... 



ive never had to touch the throttle while in reverse to maintain control around a dock.  i actually barely even used reverse, it was pretty much useless.

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 05:04:31 pm »
I didn't think about maneuvering around in slow conditions I was mostly thinking of laziness really like an IOU just sit back relax and hold the throttle my last jet boat had a foot throttle and this jet boat has foot throttle. Lots of good points thanks I appreciate it guys I'm guessing I will just probably stick with what I got cuz I have no place to mount a dual lever assembly. Lol

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 05:11:00 pm »
Got a pic of the boat. I just got hera couple months ago and have been cleaning her up making repairs can't wait to get on the water

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 05:11:24 pm »
Got a pic of the boat just got her and have been cleaning her up making repairs can't wait to get on the water

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2014, 05:13:44 pm »
The one I just took off fits in the same place as your typical handle area and isnt much bigger. Has a gear inside that switches it to two side cable shaft mounts. Its meant for a jet an came factory for my 73 hull. The throttle wasnt hooked up to it anymore when I got this boat in 2004.

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2014, 05:45:48 pm »
The one I just took off fits in the same place as your typical handle area and isnt much bigger. Has a gear inside that switches it to two side cable shaft mounts. Its meant for a jet an came factory for my 73 hull. The throttle wasnt hooked up to it anymore when I got this boat in 2004.

Were are you located

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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2014, 07:16:34 pm »
My boat has a lever throttle/forward reverse and I think it's easier than a foot throttle. I think it's easier to control at slow speeds. Just my preference. Just go with whatever your comfortable with.


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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 07:21:09 pm »

The easy answer for me is, in a jet boat you use reverse a lot in slow speed maneuvering combined with the throttle.   Hand controls require you to do all this while pulling out a knob to allow the reverse bucket to drop so you can control the boat with reverse. PITA like GT said.
on my boat you don't have to pull a knob to put it in reverse. The knob on mine just puts the boat in neutral


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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 08:10:57 pm »
Just watch Shelby the swamp logger in his jet boat...you'll understand
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2014, 08:31:39 pm »

Just watch Shelby the swamp logger in his jet boat...you'll understand
lol that boat is badass!


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Re: Throttle controls
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 07:12:54 am »
The one I just took off fits in the same place as your typical handle area and isnt much bigger. Has a gear inside that switches it to two side cable shaft mounts. Its meant for a jet an came factory for my 73 hull. The throttle wasnt hooked up to it anymore when I got this boat in 2004.

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