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Old 04-15-2012
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Crealock 37 Wheel to Tiller Conversion

Crazy Fish came with a Merriman Pedestal Wheel and I have been thinking of replacing the wheel with a tiller for quite awhile.

Anyone who has done the conversion I would be interested in hearing of any "gotchas" that occured during the conversion.

I assume that the conversion would include the following:

1. Acquiring a and installing a tiller.
2. Removing the pedestal, pulleys, cable and plugging the holes.
3. Relocating the engine controls.
4. Relocating the instruments which are currently mounted on the pedestal.

For those who have sailed both a wheel and a tiller on a Crealock 37 which do your prefer and why ?

Anyone with a tiller-equiped Crealock 37 on the West Coast that would be willing to take me out sailing so I could experience it prior to converting ?
I live in San Diego, have family in the Bay Area and frequently travel to Seattle.

Thanks

Marc Hall
Crealock 37, Crazy Fish, Hull 207.
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