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KISS? or ... why a wheel?

I learned with a tiller on a Soling, then sailed with one for 5 years on a Rhodes 19 and a Nantucket 33. Personally, I prefer the stick. But, it became apparant that if I was ever going to be able to buy a boat of my own (with the First Mate''s permission, of course), it would have to have a wheel. The First Mate will not put up with being squeezed out of "her" cockpit by a piece of wood.
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Hey guy what ever you have to do to stay on the water
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KISS? or ... why a wheel?

I had a tiller on my 35'' sailboat and when I set up the windvane steering, I tied the tiller straight up so that it easily turned, and the cockpit was completely free to move around in.

This is one advantage over a wheel.
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KISS? or ... why a wheel?

Since the wind vane uses the rudder to steer the boat I would love to see how you connected all the vane rigging while the tiller was tired stright up..
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KISS? or ... why a wheel?

Ahoy whats a tiller? Pirate of Pine Island
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Are you serious?
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KISS? or ... why a wheel?

No, he''s not serious.
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Sticks and wheels

I agree with Jeff_H about the tiller extensions, particularly with my trihull. I enjoy sitting out on the ama and sailing, but when it comes to explaining to non-initiated crew that you have to push the tiller right to go port (left for them ), it gets somewhat frustrating. Reversing and "those unfortunately not-so-rare, special times when things are getting interesting" have occasionally made me long for a wheel though.
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Umm... any real reason for reviving a thread that's been dead for FIVE YEARS??? Just curious...
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Dog - jeez - lay off the complaining about old threads. C'mon....really....who gives a damn? If it's of interest to someone who's looking at it - it's of interest. Period.

You can't on the one hand harsh people because they ask questions that have already been covered, then harsh people because they actually do some research then join in a conversation (old or not). What a wank.

Either contribute something or move on.

Personally Triq, I like a wheel for the room it gives you in the cockpit. Of course, throwing Sailingdog into the water also creates more room in the cockpit - so it's your call.

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