Hard to port!

Stop pussy-footing around, Mark! Drop the hammer on those twin screws and get out of there!  Unless the rental agency gave you a boat that is all show and no go… No way you shouldn’t be able to out-run a fleet of all-terrain/water vehicles…

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Ever wonder why the steering wheel of a powerboat tends to be on the starboard side?  Well, here are a bunch of ideas, the most compelling of which dates back to the Vikings…  That the tiller was on the “steerboard” (right) side of the boat and they would dock on the “port” (left) side so as not to mess up the steering mechanism…