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Old 28 February 2015, 07:46   #11
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I had central seated jockey at my previous boat with controls fitted to the side. because i wanted cetral controls I had to buy new ones..
Happy I did it.
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What i found out, is that in the rest of Europe most boats have their wheel at starboard side in the UK at Port side.
I think it has to with the "used to drive side" that the steering is near to the shore.
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Old 28 February 2015, 07:51   #12
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that the steering is near to the shore.
do you only do circumnavigations?
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Old 28 February 2015, 07:53   #13
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Old 28 February 2015, 08:00   #14
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Works well and out of the way
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Old 28 February 2015, 12:08   #15
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My helm is to starboard I am right handed so holding the wheel in that hand best for me the throttle nearly centre which is handy if the s--t hit the fan for the shotgun rider to pull back to neutral.once had a side mounted throttle pain in the bum passing with life jacket straps etc getting caught.
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thanks for all the input fellas, looks like it will be as I had imagined, helm on stbd side, wheel on right, throttle on left. Just need a boat now
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Old 28 February 2015, 12:54   #17
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thanks for all the input fellas, looks like it will be as I had imagined, helm on stbd side, wheel on right, throttle on left. Just need a boat now
A major consideration is also balance of the boat, if you are planning on regular use with a single person then it would be best to keep the helm Starboard to offset Prop Torque.
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A major consideration is also balance of the boat, if you are planning on regular use with a single person then it would be best to keep the helm Starboard to offset Prop Torque.
Good point
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I have two boats, both with double console and one has the wheel on left, the other on the right. Both have the throttle in the middle, but the one with the wheel on the left is offset to put the driver more or less in the middle of the boat, leaving a wider gap to get to the bow on the port side (as Scubanut describes). I actually prefer the wheel on the left and throttle with my right hand, but as has been said you easily get used to either and the preference is pretty marginal. However the Suzuki binnacle throttle only seems to come with the PTT on the left which means it's in the wrong place for your left hand thumb to operate and perfect (as designed) for your right.
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