Which side do you sit on?
Is there a "right" or "wrong" side to sit when operating an outboard motor with a tiller handle?
I was out on the boat today and an old guy walking his dog engaged me in conversation as I stopped to raise a bridge. He said I was sitting on the "wrong" side of the engine (operating the tiller with my right arm) and should really be on the other side.
Thanks for the advice I said and I did try sitting on the other side but it was much harder to control the throttle/steer with my left arm pretty much at full stretch to reach it.
However the engine forward/reverse control was easier to get at, being on the same side now as me. So is the old duffer right?