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Re: why so long?
1) There is a Monty Python skit where there are five guys in a lifeboat
"How long is it?"
"Kind of personal don't you think?"
that is what I though of when I saw the thread title
2) Mentioned already that a long tiller gets you to the center of the boat (closer to the mast)..
I wonder if there isn't a leverage benefit of a longer tiller. Didn't Archimedes say: "Give me a long tiller and a place to sit and I will steer your world"
Edit:Neither here nor there... I wonder why when you do a google image search for boats...some you find mostly sailing pictures and others you find mostly in a boat slip (what I found with your boat).. Not sure what that says about a given boat, but I guess if I was searching a boat I wanted to buy and half the pictures were of capsized boats... I would change my mind
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