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Old 24-12-2015, 15:54   #151
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Re: Helm positions

Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat View Post
Funny thing is, much as people criticize "other" helm positions, too exposed, too high, too blind etc, the people who have them seem to like them.
Personal preferences...and you adapt over time.

For example, I sometimes captain an older Lagoon 47 with helms far aft and a big cave like full cockpit enclosure. Really poor vis when docking, engine control access a bit awkward...esp when stand on deck to see, but you get used to. I dont like it, but I'm used to it. At least it has engine controls at both helms. Its actually easier to back it into the dock because then you have great vis!

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