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|12-18-2011 09:12 PM|
Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
|12-18-2011 09:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor View Post
|12-18-2011 08:18 PM|
|SkywalkerII||Love tillers. My Tartan 27 and C&C 34 both tiller steered. Remember, the famous Dorade is tiller steered, a 52 foot yawl, only one of the greatest boats of all time!|
|12-18-2011 06:31 PM|
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Now, in all the years I've single handed her, I've never had a bit of trouble bringing her back to the wind with the engine on idle. Never ever. Especially not in the 7-10 winds we were having at the time. Even the few times I've sailed with the Admiral at the tiller, she's never had a problem keeping the boat into the wind for hoisting.
It boggled my mind as well.
|12-18-2011 01:05 PM|
My first boat had a wheel that faced aft. You stood in front of the wheel, and reached behind you to turn the wheel. It was easy to remember how to work it. Basically it's a combination of a wheel being opposite to a tiller, but since the wheel is behind you and facing aft, it's the opposite of a wheel to... in a way.
Non-sailors would regularly mistake the stern of my double-ender for the "front of the boat." Especially with that wheel sticking out of the stern...
|12-18-2011 09:35 AM|
If the main filled, shouldn't that have caused her to round up, rather than fall off? Was the jib already flying? Was a motor running to keep water over the rudder?
I'm not doubting the story. Just curious. Mental picture practice.
|12-18-2011 09:14 AM|
Well, I always have a slack sheet and boom vang before I hoist the main, specifically because I don't want it to take the wind and begin sailing before I'm ready. What happened is that the crew allowed her to fall off a bit, and then just the force of the wind on the flapping main overpowered the crew at the helm and pushed her over more until the main had taken up all the slack and filled.
I agree that my boat is skittish to steer, but my crew is an experienced sailor, and helmed a 40-something multihull down on a BVI trip for hours on end. Now, a 40-something multihull is not going to respond to the wheel like a 28' single hull, but I was still surprised at how quickly the boat got on top of the crew.
|12-02-2011 05:19 PM|
|12-02-2011 04:58 PM|
I love tillers. I learned to sail back in the early 80s with a local charter club sailing Cat, Oday & Ericson 27s which all had tillers. My Cat 36 has a wheel, but I miss coming in from a day of sailing, standing up with one bare foot on the tiller, one hand on the end of the boom....just makes you feel like a REAL sailor.
|12-02-2011 03:38 PM|
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