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Re: From Dinghy Sailor to Cruising
This is going to sound very, very basic, but...
Remember that the wheel works OPPOSITE of a tiller.
It's the first thing tiller sailors discover when they take the helm on our boat, and it can be a little disconcerting in tight quarters.
Ha! I learned that on the sea trial - I kept turning the wheel in the opposite direction. Years of tiller sailing - going to be hard to unlearn that instinct.
1987 Pearson 28-2, Deale MD