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Old 03-18-2006
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Under 30 feet and probably, for most, under 35 feet, tiller is fine. There is a point where you need some mechanical advantage. You will develop better skills, and have more responsive sailing with a tiller. If you start cruising longer distances, I think a wheel is easier, auto pilots are handy and a wheel set up allows you to put other electronics right where you want them.

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