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post #4313 of Old 06-24-2013
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Re: Interesting Sailboats

About the twin wheels (which I would still prefer on a next boat), one observation I've had is that it seems that the gearing is much higher (more turns) than one big wheel, in order to manage the same forces with a smaller diameter. You can see helmsman working twice as much and wheels spinning fast. Big, quick hand movement required. That's the only negative that I can appreciate about the twin wheel setup. Must be tiring, but then, on some of the recent reaching designs, there would be no single wheel big enough!

Paulo, that is one sexy Comet, but needs a serious nosejob. Looks like a motoryacht pulpit! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your cruising!
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