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    Might have touched on this before but I can’t remember, or find it! Anyhoo, on larger CC’s that can accept seating for up to three across a helm, would you prefer center steering or offset to port side?
    I’ve had both and prefer port side steering when fishing with minimal crew or solo, and imagine tournament guys like it more from a visabilty perspective when landing or tagging fish?
    Since I don’t tourney fish, I prefer centerline for cruising, recreational fishing and definitely running.

    What do all my BoB brothers think? Thx!
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Tiretyme View Post
    Might have touched on this before but I can’t remember, or find it! Anyhoo, on larger CC’s that can accept seating for up to three across a helm, would you prefer center steering or offset to port side?
    I’ve had both and prefer port side steering when fishing with minimal crew or solo, and imagine tournament guys like it more from a visabilty perspective when landing or tagging fish?
    Since I don’t tourney fish, I prefer centerline for cruising, recreational fishing and definitely running.

    What do all my BoB brothers think? Thx!
    Duh! It's called a center console, center of course!.
    You actually summed it up perfectly! I concur.

    BWP

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    • #3
      Port.
      Steer with the left, throttle with the right, right hand steering peering around port side console, when in rain, fog, night or launching over large fishing trawlers.
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      • #4
        I'm with Parker on this. Much prefer port steering position!

        I haven't done much trawler jumping so will have to refrain from commenting on that! LOL

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NO WAKE View Post
          I'm with Parker on this. Much prefer port steering position!

          I haven't done much trawler jumping so will have to refrain from commenting on that! LOL
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          • #6
            Why are manufacturers building so many with center steering now?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tiretyme View Post
              Why are manufacturers building so many with center steering now?
              Because most buyers don't actually have boat operating experience. 😉
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              • #8
                If I were just cruising around I probably wouldn't mind sitting in the center. But....when I'm fishing....I like to be able to get to the back of the boat quickly when a rod goes off! Just my personal preference I guess.

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                • #9
                  Here is the center console on a 40' "Center Console", works out great.
                  Man have they come a looong way with electronics on these things, I remember a day-------when, I felt like the Fuugawee Indian's.
                  "Where the F--- Are we".
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                  • Mozza
                    Mozza commented
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                    That looks great.
                    Q: Why is the compass not directly in front of the helm?
                    A: It's only there as a historic novelty, or for the day the electronics go down!

                • #10
                  Our 47 is centre drive and gives great visibility as its raised up a bit higher. For smaller boats I like port side steer.
                  A 36 Palmetto I had a few years ago(remember that gem Ole?) Had stbd side controls and it was horrible to drive

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by MikeO View Post
                    Our 47 is centre drive and gives great visibility as its raised up a bit higher. For smaller boats I like port side steer.
                    A 36 Palmetto I had a few years ago(remember that gem Ole?) Had stbd side controls and it was horrible to drive
                    She was a beaut.
                    The other thing to consider is the seating. Nowadays with molded seats for the tuccas, there are either two or three positions.
                    I hate sitting "offset" from the wheel.
                    On a 47, I'm sure there is enough room to sit/stand centre and have a person on each side.
                    On a 33-36', maybe not.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post

                      She was a beaut.
                      The other thing to consider is the seating. Nowadays with molded seats for the tuccas, there are either two or three positions.
                      I hate sitting "offset" from the wheel.
                      On a 47, I'm sure there is enough room to sit/stand centre and have a person on each side.
                      On a 33-36', maybe not.
                      I requested they take out middle hump on the helm seat and backrest
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                      • #13
                        And for gawds sake, put a real VHF in the thing, where you can see, hear and use it.
                        Seems it's always an after thought device.
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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post
                          And for gawds sake, put a real VHF in the thing, where you can see, hear and use it.
                          Seems it's always an after thought device.
                          Two, and also with additional speakers in ttop above helm
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                          • #15
                            Big and loud! Icom M506, baby.
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