I would be most interested in this method and seeing these sketches! This sounds like something that could be done at the dock with no haul out required, yes?I did not drop the rudder to extend the shaft but rather had an extension made that I could put on top and through bolt to the original rudder stock under the deck. I have a sketch of this if it's of interest. Regards, John s/v Pelagic C37 #22 Yawl (1980)
Make sure there is zero slop in your attachment of the rudderpost extension. When there is slop in a linkage like that, it just keeps getting worse until failure.I would be most interested in this method and seeing these sketches! This sounds like something that could be done at the dock with no haul out required, yes?
What would you say the downsides to this conversion method would be?
Let's see, women are too dumb, too weak or clueless so have to have a wheel to be able to sail a boat. So much for women's lib amongst your clueless advisors.That was good info DaveMancini, thank you!
I have a tiller on my 28, and I am new to owning a boat and I could even say sailing, I cant claim to be experienced. Then guys at the marina started to "advise" me to change to wheel because it will be easier "for a woman" , so many advises coming from all sort of direction, when I am not that experienced, so got a little confused, even asked in here some time ago if these advises have some valid points, if I should do that etc. But certainly not, and your post was very clear to point few things as well.
I have to say, the tiller does at times snaps from under my grip, I wonder if thats me being too "lady like" on it , or something else.
Our boat is a factory tiller boat. Only the forward part of the cockpit sole is removable.On my pedestal-equipped 34, only the forward section is removable. Do the factory tiller 34's have both sections removable? This seems like it would be incredibly advantageous for maintenance and access.