View Poll Results: Where do you prefer to have your helm console located?

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  • Aft Port

    0 0%
  • Aft Center

    3 15.79%
  • Aft Starboard

    2 10.53%
  • Mid Port

    1 5.26%
  • Mid Center

    4 21.05%
  • Mid Starboard

    2 10.53%
  • Forward Port

    0 0%
  • Forward Center

    2 10.53%
  • Forward Starboard

    5 26.32%
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Thread: Where do you like your helm?

  1. #1
    Member JOAT's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Soldotna, ALASKA since '78

    Default Where do you like your helm?

    Recreational or sport fishing small craft, single level open with a single helm control station and no cabin structure. Where do you prefer to have the helm located?

    Your choices include center or side console on the lateral plane and aft (stern), amidships, or forward (bow) on the longitudinal plane. This gives you 9 possible locations with either Port (left) or Starboard (right) side consoles.

    (Just curious.)
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  2. #2
    New member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Eagle River


    Aft starboard, more efficient use of deck space and with the controls mounted starboard (right hand dominate) keeps them free of interference/incidental contact with items/persons on deck, makes for a smoother ride on the chop. Flip if left hand dominate preference.

    Tried the center amid ship and center aft positions and found both to be far too inefficient and inconvenient.


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