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post #16 of Old 07-09-2013
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Re: Wheel to tiller conversion possible?

Jwood, you're better off starting a new thread. But yes, it can be done, depending on the boat. Whether you'd WANT to do it, and whether it's really a good idea for that boat, is another story. For example, on my 15' Albacore, a wheel wouldn't be a good idea. Many folks will tell you that you are better off keeping the tiller because of the increased "feel", ability to make rapid course corrections more easily, simplicity of the mechanics (less to break), ability to free up the cockpit while at the slip, etc. Start a new thread and ask the question again, and if you can, give us a feel for the size/type of boat you're considering.

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