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Hello all. Is a Nonsuch 26 available with tiller helm versus a wheel ? Or could it be (easily) converted to a tiller ? Thanks.
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Re: Nonsuch tiller

I don't believe that the Nonsuch 26 was available with a tiller. The geometry of the cockpit would suggest that a Nonsuch 26 can be converted to a tiller reasonably easily. That said Nonsuches reportedly develop pretty heavy weather helms on certain points of sail and so may not be a good candidate for tiller steering.


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Re: Nonsuch tiller

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Hello all. Is a Nonsuch 26 available with tiller helm versus a wheel ? Or could it be (easily) converted to a tiller ? Thanks.
My Nonsuch 30 (I believe all do) has an emergency tiller that fits over the rudder stock. So I think you could easily convert one to tiller operation if you want.

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Re: Nonsuch tiller

Hi, I am certain the 22's are available with a tiller and believe the 26' is a well, I see no reason why a conversion would be a problem if desired. Mike is correct about the emergency tiller configuration for Nonsuch. The rudder is a semi balanced fin type and I have not experienced any excessive weather helm assuming correct sail trim on my 36' Nonsuch, however, I have a wheel so there is some mechanical advantage.
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