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    I'm wondering where to put manual P/D handle for ease of use and keep it out of way? Never had one before Laying out seats and throttle want to put some backing for handle before carpet. Also see how to run the cable to the back. Any input is greatly appriciated! Johnf
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnf View Post
    I'm wondering where to put manual P/D handle for ease of use and keep it out of way? Never had one before Laying out seats and throttle want to put some backing for handle before carpet. Also see how to run the cable to the back. Any input is greatly appriciated! Johnf
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    I dropped mine into the floor...its a stringer mount. Ran cable inside along stringer with throttle. last pic cables on alt side.



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    I put mine next to my seat where my right arm hangs. This is comfortable for me.

    Some mount right in front of seat between your legs.

    Sit in your seat and place it. See what feels most comfortable to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnf View Post
    I'm wondering where to put manual P/D handle for ease of use and keep it out of way? Never had one before Laying out seats and throttle want to put some backing for handle before carpet. Also see how to run the cable to the back. Any input is greatly appriciated! Johnf
    Similar to what Jeff 74B said and assuming you have a floor mount style , just right of your drivers seat and at a slight angle (front of the controller) , sit in the seat and put your controller on the floor to see where its comfortable and easy to shift full range up and down where you can keep your eyes focused directly ahead


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    Having had a manual handle and switching to hydraulic I would say ditch the lever all together! The hydraulic is much nicer and a cleaner look. No big handle in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunneljet View Post
    Having had a manual handle and switching to hydraulic I would say ditch the lever all together! The hydraulic is much nicer and a cleaner look. No big handle in the way.
    Its like driving an automatic hot rod and do you have a thumb throttle going in as well.... Manual is somewhat nostalgic for a 70-80's jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunneljet View Post
    Having had a manual handle and switching to hydraulic I would say ditch the lever all together! The hydraulic is much nicer and a cleaner look. No big handle in the way.
    My Cobra came with the hydraulic style and I like it on this boat. If this is where you want to spend your money the next time your ready to Break Out Another Thousand then by all means go for it. It will give you the ability to set it anywhere instead of the notches in the manual style. Most of us don't notice the difference, if your racing for the lowest ET then it will make a difference.

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    Manual- Handle and cable


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    I like simple. I like manual. My handle is next to my seat. Same place a floor shifter is in a street machine!

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    I like them mounted right in front of the drivers seat. Mount it to where the lever is about 1" from your seat cushion when the lever is in the back slot. This makes it easy to use without ever getting out of position or even having to look what you are doing. It never gets in the way there because it is an unused area; Unlike out on the floor where it gets in the way of feet, coolers, skies, etc. On some of the tunnels where the lever gets a little too close to the steering wheel, I cut a 1" piece out of the handle, weld it back together and polish it. On a flat floor, it's a no brainer. When they have stringers, I build an L Bracket out of angle aluminum and still use the floor mount control. To each his own. Just my idea.

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    does anyone ever use a 2nd pedal with an override similar to what the vdrive guys use for cav plates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka0tyk View Post
    does anyone ever use a 2nd pedal with an override similar to what the vdrive guys use for cav plates?
    The left pedal in Joshes little boat is an override for the Diverter


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    Quote Originally Posted by krusn56 View Post
    Its like driving an automatic hot rod and do you have a thumb throttle going in as well.... Manual is somewhat nostalgic for a 70-80's jet.
    You are right, it is safer having both hands on the wheel. Like I said after having both styles I would never have a handle! Plus I just don't like the cluttered look with a bunch of crap mounted all over. A gas pedal, steering wheel, and shifter. Nice and clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krusn56 View Post
    Its like driving an automatic hot rod and do you have a thumb throttle going in as well.... Manual is somewhat nostalgic for a 70-80's jet.
    AND....I always know the exact position of my diverter




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