This is one of the downsides of the location of my pedistal(i know i cant spell). It has been moved far aft in my cockpit, rendering a tiller un-useable. My boat is a Pearson 36, and they have a pedistal in the front of the cockpit from the factory. Im going to move it back to this spot and make a tiller for the rudder. The top of my rudder shaft is square and there is a large deckplate above it to access it. I hate it when people change things around and dont even think of whats going to come from it.