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Old 28-04-2011, 16:02   #31
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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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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?
For the same reason railroad engineers/drivers operate locomotives from the right side.

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The answer is 42.
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How many people do you have to murder to qualify for a Royal Wedding invite?
Dunno..... but the three 'B's' obviously didn't manage enough....
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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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That is so you have a really close look at the boat you are hitting as your right hand prop sucks you into it while pulling into your slip.
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The answer is 42.
Which means we are still looking for the right question....
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*I STILL think about where my grandpa sat to remember which is port and starboard...*
My grandpa made me count letters, your way sounds easier.
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The correct answer is:

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Which means we are still looking for the right question....
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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 the word "starboard" comes from "steerboard", which was a steering paddle on the right side of a vessel. The steering paddle always being located on the right side probably has something to do with the majority being right-handed. The left, or "port" side was always put against the pier so as not to damage the steerboard.
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