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Old 28-04-2011, 13:25   #16
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... Here in the U.S. the driver sits on the left, in aircraft the pilot in command sits in the left seat, so how come in small powerboats the helm is on the right?
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So that the weight of the (lone) helmsman will counteract torque in small boats with high power engines.
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Old 28-04-2011, 13:26   #17
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Wow! Someone with an answer!
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Old 28-04-2011, 13:29   #18
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OK, here is a question that has been popping up in my noggin for a while.

Here in the U.S. the driver sits on the left, in aircraft the pilot in command sits in the left seat, so how come in small powerboats the helm is on the right?

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Because they were designed by a chopper pilot
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Old 28-04-2011, 13:30   #19
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What's a "Quesion"?
Why are you asking?
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Old 28-04-2011, 13:39   #20
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The final answer after asking the same question thousands of times to the same person is: BECAUSE I Say So!!
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How many people do you have to murder to qualify for a Royal Wedding invite?
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Old 28-04-2011, 13:41   #22
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Has anyone met John Galt's cousin ?
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How many people do you have to murder to qualify for a Royal Wedding invite?
I bet only one. Seems like it would be a sentence to me....
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How important does a person has to be in order for it to be an asassination instead of murder??
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How important does a person has to be in order for it to be an asassination instead of murder??
But in most countries despite having "assassinated" the individual, you are still charged with murder
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I used to wonder what the question was, but then realised it didn't matter... my teenage son had all the answers.....


He's in his 30s now... and can't believe how much more difficult the questions have become!
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Who decided animals had to be 'euthanased', when being put down, destroyed, or killed always did the job before
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...and if Adam and Eve never had navels, where did we CFers get our interest in 'naval' gazing?
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how come in small powerboats the helm is on the right?

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Beacuse the Captain is the star on the boat and he/she is seated on the STARboard side!

if only all questions were so easily answered.

*I STILL think about where my grandpa sat to remember which is port and starboard...*
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