Originally Posted by Dkdoyle
Appreciate it. That's kind of what I thought or sit in front of the wheel so you can reach it.
That would work too! My strong preference when short handed is to have a decent autopilot
or self steering
rig so that you are free to trim sails
, navigate, etc. But sometimes, when things go all pear shaped you need to be able to run anround and dump sheets
and steer, etc. On my boat, that's more easily accomplished from in front of the wheel, sometimes with one hand on the wheel behind me, turning me up into irons, or whatever.