Question on Yacht Helm Ergonomics
Are almost all yacht helm positions designed to be operated only in the standing position? In a lot of pictures of various yacht pilothouses, bridges, etc, it seems as though the only way the controls can be reached is if the helmsman is standing. If sitting in the helm chair, it appears as though the helm operator must use their feet to steer the vessel. Granted, the use of autopilot may require the helmsman to merely monitor the situation rather than actively steer the vessel. Thanks for any insight.