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post #5 of Old 04-28-2002
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Fat Ass Sterns of New Boats

On the being able to see issue, one thing that has happened is that wheels have gotten larger in diameter (mine is 64") and that actually allows you sit on the coaming and have a better view of the jib. It also allows for less gearing to achieve the necessary mechanical advantage so that some of these newer steering systems begin to have close to the feel of a tiller.

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