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Old 24 February 2005, 13:42   #1
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Left or Right handed

As a passing thought,

Given the choice, whilst mounting your outboard control unit, which side of the console would it go, assuming the cables etc could go either side. And secondly are you left or right handed?

Personally I would probably go left handed as I am right handed.
My boat is a left hander.

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Old 24 February 2005, 14:57   #2
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My personal choice is for the throttle on the right. I am right handed.

There isn't really a right ot a wrog way though, and some people prefer it the other way round.

Here are a couple of older discussions about it:

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Old 24 February 2005, 15:00   #3
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Swifty, we're with you on that one. When looking around at boats to buy, one of the things on Richard's list was a centre-mounted throttle with right hand steering wheel (ie. throttle to the left of the wheel). We both get on well with this set up, and both of us are right-handed.

Having said that, I think it really does come down to personal preference.
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Left hand throttle for me too (I'm also right handed). Its definitely a personal preference, but I find it to be comparative to driving a car, right hand on wheel and left hand on gearstick. Had to drive a right hand throttle setup for a weekend this summer though and to be honest I didn't even notice after the first hour. There really is no argument for either, so go with whatever is the most comfortable. I would worry more about its position, ie: you should not have to reach for the throttle as this compromises your control.
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Throttle on the right for me (and I'm right handed!)
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Old 24 February 2005, 16:33   #6
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Left .. I am right handed. In big sea with cable steering my right arm was the strongest and best choice for the wheel ... heavy going!!

No I have hydraulic steering its not as much of an issue but I am used the to left now.
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I'm in the middle of removing my outboard remotes that are mounted on the Right hand side of my double width console, and replacing them with a surface mounted lever placed in the centre of the console. ie on the left of the steering wheel. Plus I've made up a seperate ignition and kill switch panel. I'm convinced this will be more comfortable and with my side by side jockey seat arrangement will give me better access to the controls when my kids or guests are driving. I'm a right hooker by the way.

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I'm ambidextrous, i can drive with my left, right or middle arm
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I'm ambidextrous, i can drive with my left, right or middle arm
eh up bilgey rat, i can drive wi me middle leg, but then i am hung like a donkey!

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