[Land-speed] Can anyone confirm this? Not LSR
drmayf at mayfco.com
Thu Jul 12 10:52:52 MDT 2007
Wes, I am not a boater. But seems to me that navigaton os what did it
that way. Don't ships and other boats "drive" on the left side of the
water way? My drag boat had it,s steering and controls on the left side
like our cars. For anything larger than a row boat, I don't think the
reaction torque would be much because of the fluidity of the water.
How you doing?
Wester Potter wrote:
>Question was why are boat steering wheels on the right side? This was
>the answer posted by one respondent.
>Boat propellers turn clockwise, sez Leon, and hulls used to be designed
>in such a way that when there was torque on the prop, the right side of
>the boat would rise up. So the wheel was put on the right, so the
>weight of these "healthy sized" fishermen would counteract that. As
>long as they didn't put the beer cooler on the left, which would throw
>everything off. This is not a problem with modern hulls, but the design
>stuck. Racing boats, however usually have the wheel on the left, like
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