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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

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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.
You're not married are you? This is possibly the worst advice I have seen on sailnet and totally insensitive.
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

CooksWithGas is actually doing the conversion on his boat. here's the link to the thread;
Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

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You're not married are you? This is possibly the worst advice I have seen on sailnet and totally insensitive.
Friends who have decades of experience with catering to pretentiousness tell me it is advice they wish they had listened to years earlier.
Then there are those who haven't caught on; yet.
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

Based on the cost of replacing some broken parts on a 1980s edson pedestal this year, and extrapolating based on weight to the cost of a complete steering system, I would estimate it will cost you approximately $1.4 billion.
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

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If pretentiousness is the motivation for the change, then a divorce would be a much better solution, possibly inevitable in the long run, anyway.
Sigh, perhaps, but we had a wheel steering pre-nup.....
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

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You're not married are you? This is possibly the worst advice I have seen on sailnet and totally insensitive.
I thought it was kinda funny
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

Perhaps a larger tiller?
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You're not married are you? This is possibly the worst advice I have seen on sailnet and totally insensitive.
Without turning this into a Dr. Phil thread, I thought it was rather sage advice! Brent wasn't saying that was the case, but it is certainly a possibility.
Many think that "real boats" have wheels. I have to admit that I felt that way prior to falling in love with my current boat, which unfortunately happened to have a tiller. I thought: "Well... if thats the worst thing about her, I can learn to live with it". The irony is, she soon showed me how pretentious and ignorant I was!

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Friends who have decades of experience with catering to pretentiousness tell me it is advice they wish they had listened to years earlier.
Then there are those who haven't caught on; yet.
Based on your friends failed marriages you are now a relationship expert.
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Re: Rough cost to convert tiller to wheel

I'm trying to imagine the agony of having a new boat and not sailing it because its being sawn into pieces for this upgrade, followed by the constant return trips to the yard because they didn't do it correctly the first time.

I would find a boat with a wheel. From VT, don't leave the Hudson, St, Lawerence, Lake Ontario or the Finger Lakes out of your radar sweep.
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