Two reasons, I am right handed, and it gets more traffic. But it might work good if it were installed like the yellow oval on the walk through side. Good suggestion, I knew I posted the question for a reason.
Make a plastic spacer that goes between the remote and the transome that takes up the curve that way you can mount it where its suposed to go right above your lifting point. Mike your a lazy bastard. J/K LOL
Yeah but my buddies big wet butts will be dripping on it every time they put on a wakeboard. Also I don't know if I am limber enough to put my head between my legs to see the display when I have my wakeboard on (like an ostrich with it's head in the sand)...
Mikeski-which remote are you instaling? I just got the new cmrc1-sb and was surprised how big it is. It require a 3" hole for mounting. I'm still trying to decide where to mount it. I have '01 SAN and think over to the side (like you say) will be best. I think centered uder the grab rail would look better, but its closer to the water line and harder to access. Good luck.
Its the oval 301 for the XMD3. I am leaning toward the red oval location, as others mentioned it will be impossible to see from the water if it's in the yellow location. If I put on the inside of that same area it will be hard to see when my butt is on the back of the boat.