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Grabs

Which side of the water?

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I purpose this question:

Why do we drive on the left side of a vehicle, but drive on the right side of boat?

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because the majority of the population is right handed, therefore you can hold you're rod in youre right hand while you're trolling.
(what a smart *** I am) grin.gif

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Its just to confuse you Grabs smile.gif
A few years back Sea Nymph made side consoles with the wheel on the port side.It only lasted a year or two.

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What?!?!

I don't drive my boat from the right side. All the good fisherman fish in the back of the boat in the center or towards the left side with the tiller grasped firmly in their left hand. It's all about control grin.gif

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Did you ever wonder why the tiller is positioned so it's the left hand you use? Your weight is still off-set to the right.

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Because the steering wheel is on that side! rolleyes.gif Sorry I just couldn't resist.

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The wheel on a boat was put starboard to offset the thrust of the motor's propeller. The motor prop lifts the right side of the boat.

Of course, this is no longer a significant factor -- we now have center console, and even counter-rotating dual propellers on I/Os.

In sociology they would call it cultural ossification -- like buttons on sleeves of suit coats.

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