just got this email from Jeff:
Thanks for the help but no luck on the sheet tiller stearing. I got into a major wind storm at Punta Mala in Panama and now am suck in puerto memsabe. Had alot of problems so amd now working on the boat o see when I can head out againe to the canel. Its very hard to get internet so I cant check in as often.
Jeff S Gomes
I had suggested that he learn about sheet to tiller to help with hand steering.
btw, his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org