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Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering
....I am looking at ways to relocate the sheet traveler over the cabin top so I can sit on the poop deck. It's going to be a busy winter....
With that narrow cockpit and the wheel where it is you're already stepping up onto the seat and around the wheel... so I'd put the traveller immediately in front of the pedestal, keeping it handy to the helm, build a bridging beam to install it on. You have no seat lockers in the way there and presumably have access for backing plates underneath in that location. Turn the traveller control lines aft so you can reach/adjust them too...
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