Originally Posted by Locozodiac
If stardboard tube is the one you can sit & drive while seing the engine exiting water indicator, will be a fine position, also will depend on boaters comfort if you are left or righ handed. If your tail catches up a plastic bag, algae, kelp, etc, and not aware of, surely will have a serious engine overheat if seated on the opposite position.
Hmmm. I had two overheat alarms on my Achilles 14/Honda 40. Both were caused by a blade of kelp folding over the leg and blocking the water intake. In addition, I had one failure of the telltale, of unknown origin, but probably due to sand/shell/something ingestion and lodging in the telltale tube.
The only one I saw was the debris one. The alert for the kelp ones was the alarm.
Bottom line: I don;t think folks will be looking at the telltale enough for that to be a factor of where to drive the boat from.