Boat Steering

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sooutlandis
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Boat Steering

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I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on steering positioning. I have a late 50's 13ft alluminum that Im putting a flipping deck on the front and back. Bow mount troller, 25hp evinrude on the back. I calculated my center of gravity being a little under 4ft from the transom. Should I place my steering console there? Also is R&P better than Rotary? Any and all advice is much appreciated. I will be posting pics of the entire project later.

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sooutlandis
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Am I asking stupid questions???

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I guess a lot would depend on your weight, engine weight, gas tank, equiptment, battery, etc.

Personally , I took out the steering console and cables to go to a tiller control as we fish with two people all the time so wanted more floor space. My original steering console was next to the center bench.
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sooutlandis
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Thanks for getting back to me. I was thinking of putting the steering console where the center bench was, and builing my front deck to that. Do you think rotary is better than a rack and pinion? This is my first boat overhaul, and all the components and accesories are things im learning about.

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