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Actually, if the boat is tiller steered normally, and the regular tiller is the one the vane is controlling, the lines should cross. However, on several boats, both tiller and wheel-steered, I've seem a small auxilliary tiller setup for the wind vane to control the rudder and in some cases the auxilliary tiller points aft, not forward, and the vane lines do not cross. This allows the main tiller to be tipped up and out of the cockpit, when sailing under windvane control.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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