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Wow, gestalt! Now that's a sweet word. You've gotta be an architect. I like your thinking - but I just feel that the wheel captures the very De Stijl of helmsmanship.
I'm not sure if De Stijl isn't just a more Nordic form of Feng Shui and simply doesn't lend itself as well as an adjective the way gestalt captures the essence of the entirey of the experience.

But I'll ruminate on it a while and get back to you!!
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Now don't start gettin' all zeitgeisty on me woulda. I'm just saying the tiller has a certain Bauhausian aspect to it that leaves a lot to be desired. Dig?
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Now don't start gettin' all zeitgeisty on me woulda. I'm just saying the tiller has a certain Bauhausian aspect to it that leaves a lot to be desired. Dig?
I'm down with that.

Besides, the wheel has that whole Buddhist vibe thing working it.

Again, that may be alright for 30ft+ but...
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Tillers are are much more attractive. Really.

Tell me. What's prettier?

This?



Or this?




There. I rest my case.
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Nice one Knothead... you're cheating though...
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Nice one Knothead... you're cheating though...
Your assertion cuts to the quick sir. I believe I'm offended.

Actually I think it's called spinning....or product placement....or something.
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tillers

How can you beat a chick with a stick?

Um, I mean who can knock a chick with a stick?

Oh hell, I'm for tillers. Especially those ones.
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My ol' lady can't keep her hands off'n me tiller!!

Arghhhhhhhh!!
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Well, I've sailed off and on for about 30 years with nothing but tillers. My "car", which is actually a motorcycle has a modified tiller to steer it. About six months ago I bought a Ranger 33 with a wheel. I must say I was torn and not without trepidation, but after sailing a few weeks with the thing, found I really enjoyed it. I really can't say I prefer one over the other, But I can say I'm not missing the tiller.
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