View Full Version : Helm Location Question

07-10-2008, 01:34 PM
"I was curious why, on marine craft, it is common to place the helm on the stbd side?"

07-10-2008, 02:25 PM
"Some functional, some style.
Most outboards and I/Os are on the starboard side to counter act the torque of the prop. This also helps in steerability. There are the center console fishing rigs for access to rod holders etc. Some antique classic boats are on the port side because of engine rotation."