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Old 08-02-2002, 05:26 AM
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this might be a really dumb question.....
but hey....
just wanted to know....

Why throttle first...?

I always had the impression to be behind the wheel first...
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i agree with u RG. and so would dre'.
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Old 08-02-2002, 03:19 PM
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Some throttle persons never drive - they just throttle. I know of several World Class people that throttle, but cannot drive at all. I personally started off driving - throttled and now driving again. It just depends on where you excell in the posistion. Hey both posistions are very crucial for safety and checkered flags. Just my .02 worth.


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I agree with Brian... I have never driven a boat in a pro race...hell,,, I would rather not even steer our poker run boat (going to fix that)...I much prefer to throttle and trim. My comment towards steering prior to throttling was directed to persons that have no or very little experience in a hi-perf boat or race boat application. If checked flags are what your after, you NEED both a driver and throttle man/woman that know their jobs well and have full confidence in one another to do it!
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My comment towards steering prior to throttling was directed to persons that have no or very little experience in a hi-perf boat or race boat application.

That was my thought when asking the question.
I agree.. if I were to race.. I would want to learn both positions....
and yes... it really depends on the person.
How comfortable, if they can get a feel for the boat & water/weather conditions, the surrounds...etc..
there are a lot more factors & responsibilities a person needs to be
aware of when running a boat.....especially a race boat.
In what I have gathered to form my opinion, I felt
driving would be easier than running the throttles, trim, driver..and all
that good stuff..
I don't know... just my .02 cents. If I'm wrong ... let me know.
Only here to learn.... you guys are the experts!

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Hey RiverGirl

It pretty much comes down to the water in our boats. If it is rough, you will be flying and want the experiance on the throttles. If it is calm, the throttles can be a little easier to control and the driving will determine the course. Either way, in One Design Racing with all the boats running the same speed, the team must work together to win the race, that is for sure.

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