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post #3 of Old 02-05-2010
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On boats large enough to have either - wheel or tiller is largely a matter of preference. From a practical standpoint, a tiller is simpler and has fewer moving parts to fail at the wrong time. On the other hand, a wheel is more convient for most people - it makes driving the boat, more like driving a carl.

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