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post #16 of Old 12-18-2011
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My first boat had a wheel that faced aft. You stood in front of the wheel, and reached behind you to turn the wheel. It was easy to remember how to work it. Basically it's a combination of a wheel being opposite to a tiller, but since the wheel is behind you and facing aft, it's the opposite of a wheel to... in a way.

Got it?

Non-sailors would regularly mistake the stern of my double-ender for the "front of the boat." Especially with that wheel sticking out of the stern...


I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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