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Lashing/holding tiller wheel in place
Hi all, I have an old 31 eastward ho with a small single wheel in the center of the cockpit and no auto pilot. I have tried a lot of different techniques for holding the wheel in place when I at down in the cabin, on the bow etc., mostly involving running lines or shock cords off cleats (there are two at either end of the stern a few feet behind the wheel, and also on the sides of the boat left and right of the sheel. Somehow I never get it quite right, altho it has not been a huge issue as the boat is a full keel and tracks straight usually. Does anyone have some tips on tying a wheel in place effectively? This wheel does not have its own locking mechanism, is that easily to install perhaps? Any help would be great, I feel I should have figured a method out by now, but haven't!