I had a bridgedeck project slated for later (very later), but I just may look further into that option. Reverting to tiller has been on my mind since purchasing the boat (wondered why they converted in the first place), and that would essentially solve most of the problem, as I could move the sheet straight aft. Unfortunately, I am in Michigan until January, and the boat is in NC, so I cannot actually sit in it and figure this out
. Again, thank you all for the input!