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post #4 of Old 11-22-2011
Tim R.
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Grew up tiller sailing, OB running or windsurfing. Had a tiller on my SJ21 and P28. My wife was very good at tiller steering by the time we purchased our Ericson 35-3. It had wheel steering. We both had some minor problems at first because we both like to sit down on the lee side and steer by holding the wheel at either 10 o'clock(on stbd) or 2 o'clock(on port). Well, you push or pull the wheel opposite what a tiller requires. We figured this out very quickly but my point is that you can get used to anything. Change is the real challenge.

For those who cannot get used to steering by tiller, how do they steer their OB tenders?

Tim R.
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1997 Caliber 40LRC

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