The obvious thing to de-rope the cockpit is to do as you suggest Colin, but I suppose I’m trying to emulate this set (attached) up which seems to me to combine a lot of good elements for racing with a set up that won’t impede the camper! For all purposes aside from racing these controls wouldn’t be led up to the thwart on either side. I’d never sailed a boat with dual controls until we bought W6330 but now I have them I’m keen to keep them.
Sorry I didn’t know about the picture posting before now!
Anyhow I’d be glad to know if anyone’s tried this or anything like it, or knows of any reasons why its definitely a bad idea!