Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Francisco
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When I had a tiller boat I used to tie a length of line close to my boat length to the tiller with a rolling hitch, then take the bitter end forward with me to the foredeck. With a well played flick of the wrist I found that I could actually steer the boat well enough to keep her into the wind or roughly maintain a point of sail. I had success with this method on a 24' and a 27' boat, now I just need to figure out how to make it work with my 40' wheel-driven ketch!
Sailing a '74 Challenger 40' Ketch rig out of San Francisco