Foot pedal or hand throttle?

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Jon Heron
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Foot pedal or hand throttle?

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I am building a smaller scoot with a c85 continental.
Having never driven an airboat or scoot I am not sure which way to go for the throttle, pedal or lever...
Is it feasible to rig up both?
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Jon
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Re: Foot pedal or hand throttle?

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Foot.
All day long, without any doubt or reservations.
Many ways and times you may want a free hand. How often do you need another foot?
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Re: Foot pedal or hand throttle?

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Is there a go-to prefab pedal or do most just fab something up?
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Not that difficult to fabricate, but certainly easier to purchase given the means.

This first one is a friend of many folks here, myself included; 'Smuggler' on this board, and would be my preference.
https://airboatstuff.com/parts%2Faccess ... t-aluminum

These others are all reputable builders, any of which would be a safe bet as well.
https://www.alumitech.net/Pedal-Alumite ... lu0065.htm
http://www.classicairboats.com/FUEL-TAN ... .Item.html
https://shop.diamondbackairboats.com/co ... t-aluminum
https://www.hamantboats.com/Engine-Controls_c_30.html
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Re: Foot pedal or hand throttle?

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Thanks for the links!
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Jon
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