Big Al wrote:
I wanted to get one of the first posts in cuz I'm a self centered asshole!!
I'll just note that seems like the best position. Off to one side or the other would be inconvenient.
Also, if one looks at the term 'self-centered', it _could_ mean something like "not prone to being pushed off balance by external forces" - kinda gyroscopic. That would make it easier to maintain course in a confused situation with a lot of opposing currents!
So, it seems to me that being self-centered would be a Good Thing for a sailor!
And, of course, we've all read the story about how the Asshole became boss of the body...