Control Station Design Concepts for Bassboats, Bowriders, Runabouts, Skiboats and All Control Stations Designed for Sitdown Operation Only.
Final rept. Aug 76-Aug 77,
WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA
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These concepts have been developed to assist boat builders and designers in planning the control stations of the titled boat types. Utilization of these concepts should provide adequate visibility, space and control locations for 90 of the user population while minimizing safety hazards within the control station envelope. These concepts cover the design of control stations that approximate the characteristics of the automobile control station, and should be used only for control stations Design for seated operation With a seat to floor distance not exceeding 1 12 feet With a steering wheel in the automotive position Having a cockpit deck less than 3 feet above the waterline. If your control station will not comply with the above do not use this concept. Instead, obtain and use either Control Station Design Concepts for Center Console, Deck, and Pontoon Boats and Other Control Station Designed for StandupSitdown Use or Control Station Design Concept for Cabin Curisers and Flying Bridges.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems