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post #4 of Old 03-09-2006 Thread Starter
PigletUK
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Great Advice on helming

Thanks for the replies, they really make sense. No we didn't have have tell tales on our last boat, new boat arriving soon and that's one of the things I want to get put on. Do they really make such a big difference?

As for the practice bit, that's very true as I do drive and can see where you're coming from with that. I think initially when not very good I tended to avoid going to the wheel and letting my husband take charge of it. Then when he needed to do something else I would have to take over and to be honest made a complete mess of it, and even tacked through the wind as I turned the wheel too much! (Exactly what you suggested) I think I understand things more now, but if you're not a natural it takes a while longer. However, yes I need to practice more rather than avoid the wheel! Thanks again the advice is much appreciated.
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