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Old 07-06-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Gear Handles

In photos of larger yachts, such as the Fleming 55, I see a pair of throttle handles to the right of the ship's wheel, with red knobs on top, and to the left of the wheel, a pair of what I believe are called gear handles, that look identical to the throttles, except they have black knobs on top.

What is a gear handle for, forward and reverse? At the throttle handles just zero to full, not full back to full forward?


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Old 07-06-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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correct...red adjusts RPM....black is fwd, neutral and reverse.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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And let me tell you - after coming from 40yrs of single outboard powered boats, my twin engine Riv (with the throttle/gears as you describe) was a bit of getting used to in close quarters of the marina (another new experience that came with the new boat), I can tell you.
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