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Old 04-28-2014, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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C'mon guys, don't laugh, but I have always wondered, why is the steering wheel on the left side of a motor boat?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Left....?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine have always been on the right?
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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your other left!
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err right??

My daughter says the right is the right side for cars and boats..
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With the prop rotating clockwise, it wants to torque the boat to the left...Sitting and steering from the right side adds weight and helps to negate that torque.
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You mean the right?
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your other left!
That's what I meant, my other left! Boy, you guys don't miss a thing.

Ya, left side.
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That's what I meant, my other left! Boy, you guys don't miss a thing.

Ya, left side.
You mean the port side, right?
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With the prop rotating clockwise, it wants to torque the boat to the left...Sitting and steering from the right side adds weight and helps to negate that torque.
Best answer.
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