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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!
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Re: Lashing/holding tiller wheel in place

What about going down to the cockpit floor or corners of the floor and lazerette.
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get a auto pilot!

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Is this a possibility?

http://www.edsonmarine.com/support/P...akeInstall.PDF
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+1 on this wheel brake, easy, few moving parts and works like a dream
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Re: Lashing/holding tiller wheel in place

Thanks for the comments thus far, they are helpful, and the brake is a great idea I didnt know would be available commercially. Thanks again.

Denise, by the way, what is the boat pictured there?
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It's a 31 on yacht world. anything like yours? 1978 Eastward Ho 31 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

if you are solo it's really almost a requirement to have a auto helm. what kind of steering do you have? I'm thinking worm drive.

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yes that's the same boat, interesting to see it, thanks! and yes, a worm drive. I don't singlehand often or far enough to justify the autohelm, so was looking for other ideas...
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We have a wheel lock on ours, and it's well worth the investment.

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Re: Lashing/holding tiller wheel in place

A quick and eaasy could be some motorcycle tie downs, they have rubberized hooks at either end and you can adjust or release them quickly

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