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    Default Adjustable Foot Pedal Ideas Needed!!

    So I'm in the process of making a To Do wish list with my boat to complete over the winter time and I'm wanting to work on my foot throttle pedal! A while back it was originally mounted to the plywood floor but the mounts came undone from the floor and I made a temporary (going on 6 years temporary!! ahhaha) plate with a rubber bottom that I mounted the floor pedal to so it was adjustable for different sized drivers! I'm 6' tall but my wife is 5'3 and I'd like to make up a low profile track type of system to easily and quickly move the pedal assembly in and out while having it firmly attached to the floor! The temp fix has worked well over the years but it's ugly and does move around quite a bit while cruising around!!
    Anyone have any pics of any setups they are running or have seen that would solve my problem or even have some good ideas on what I can use to make this happen? I have no problem building something, just would love some ideas!! Needs to have about a foot of travel at least, needs to be quick to adjust and the pedal easily removable from the floor!!
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    i have the same issue with my wife. im 6'1 and shes 5'2. right now i just stuff a bunch of towels behind her to scoot her forward. it would be nice to see some ideas.
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    Why don't you just put the seat on sliders?

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    Won't raise the seat that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcsrollin View Post
    Why don't you just put the seat on sliders?

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    Won't raise the seat that much.
    I've thought about that idea but with the height of the steering wheel and the placement of the drivers seat already, moving it forward would be too close the the wheel. Also the reverse lever is in the perfect spot already, so moving the seat forward would put the reverse lever too far behind!!

    I'm basically need the pedal to do the moving, that would be completely ideal!!

    Anybody else? Could really use some good ideas!!

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    If you kept the alum. plate mounting, you may be able to find some quick release pins and drill seperate mounting holes???

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    Use the sliding rails and make a plate to span them that the pedal mounts to. Then just slide the pedal to suit each driver. Leave a loop of slack in the cable for adjustment. Shouldn't be hard.
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    Adjustable food for your wife? Dont let her get wind of that!

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    If you had one leg shorter than the other you would wear a corrective thick shoe for the difference...tell her to go shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop Shop View Post
    Adjustable food for your wife? Dont let her get wind of that!
    Ha ha ha!! Figures I had to screw up the title of the thread!! Ha ha ha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002CP19 View Post
    Use the sliding rails and make a plate to span them that the pedal mounts to. Then just slide the pedal to suit each driver. Leave a loop of slack in the cable for adjustment. Shouldn't be hard.
    That's basically what I'm wanting to do, just not sure on what I should use for the track yet!! And there's plenty of slack for the cable due to the routing of it!

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    Go to an off-road shop such ORW. they make slider assemblies for buggy and race dirt vehicles that you can mount to the floor and then mount the pedal to the slider.

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    Big foot for Bass boats make a sliding gas pedal, pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Go to an off-road shop such ORW. they make slider assemblies for buggy and race dirt vehicles that you can mount to the floor and then mount the pedal to the slider.
    Never thought about going to them for an assembly!! We have a couple real good off road shops nearby that I can check out, thanks for the idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schiada 201 View Post
    Big foot for Bass boats make a sliding gas pedal, pretty nice.
    Was Hot Foot what you were referring to? I did find this on Ebay, not sure if that's what you are referring to but this seems to be a good pic of what I think is the sliding assembly for a hot foot foot throttle!!

    Tracker 237180 TH Marine Hot Foot HFM 1 Boat Throttle Slide Mount | eBay

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