After seeing Hurdy Gurdy's pic in another thread and showing his wheelhouse helm mounted port side it got me wondering why.
Probably 90% + downeast boats you see have wheelhouse helm stb side (mine included) and very few port side.
So why is it ?
It a nav thing ?
I asked a friend Chuck on the Skip A Dory some years ago why his BHM was set up that way when he had it built years ago, he said his previous boat was that way as his lobster gear was set up left handed.
So why is it most common on stb side ?
I always like center helms, but then again i don;t pull pots. I think it gives better viability, capt's chair jacked up high on the engine box or without box.
then again i also prefer fly bridges for that same reason. great view of the spread as well.
bill the only limiting factor on a DE would be headroom and window size. I thought the same thing until i got behind the wheel of a 34 pursuit and the 52 open viking, in which you can land an airplane on its foredeck. I was surprised with the amount of visibilty for an express model.