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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel
Seems it would be much easier and cheaper to convince her of the advantages of a tiller over a wheel. Cheaper ,far less prone to breakdown, you get a feel for the boat, it is much easier to go forward past a tiller than having to climb around a wheel, easier docking, as you always know which way the rudder is pointing, and you can reverse it's direction instantly.
Switching from a tiller to a wheel would be a big mistake, from a practical point of view.
If pretentiousness is the motivation for the change, then a divorce would be a much better solution, possibly inevitable in the long run, anyway.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"