Originally Posted by J S
Usually Sit on the Starboard Tube.
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.
Must say that small/portable engines that doen't have overheat alarms are in quite dissadvantage compared to the ones that have. So decide correctly which side you will sit, if left or righ handed, and if your engine is equipped with a overheat alarm or not.