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Old 08-17-2007
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Originally Posted by Valiente View Post
Almost all ships were steered with tiller or whipstaff until the 1720s, including some very large warships. Many of the Open 60s are steered by four metre tillers as well. Leverage: you can't beat it.
hence the term "Tillerman"
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