Center helm down easters??

Blitzen

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Bill,
My old 28.

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My trouble is I like both style of boats. Blend and balance I guess.
 

Jay c

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Center helm - simple bench seat on top of the engine box.
Non-traditional, but it works very well for how we use the boat. No problems with visibility.

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BillD

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Center helm - simple bench seat on top of the engine box.
Non-traditional, but it works very well for how we use the boat. No problems with visibility.

Now THAT is what I'm talking about !!!!!!:D

Question?? what hull is your boat and length???

No problem with your center line vision up on plane as in the picture ??
 
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Jay c

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31' Duffy - no problem seeing over the bow, even with 6 oversized customers in the cockpit.
 

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This is just something I've observed and of course we all have opinions here. Ive had center helms and like them on twin screw boats. I like downeasters with a helm to the landing side of the vessel. I like to be able to approach a dock and be right on the side of the boat so I can judge everything. Sure its one thing if you are always landing on a pier you know.

That is why I also like my cockpit helm off to the side, gives me a great approach.

The downside though when landing on a dock on the other side, you are freaking 13' away from viewing how close you are...

Just my opinion...

So I guess if I was building a dream boat, it would be centerline helm inside the cabin and then one off to starboard in the cockpit... :)
 
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