Originally Posted by landlockedsquid
So lets say your boat shopping, and you've found the boat you want except for 1 major problem. Lets say the one you found has double helm at the rear and you would like a single helm more toward the front. The curious idiot question is..... how hard would it be to change the helm? Is it even possible?
Double helm is a newer fashion dictated by charter
fleet managers who copy it from humongous racing
sailboats. On racing
monsters, it allows the helmsman to have a better view of the sails
& its surrounding. For cruising, I'm sure you can find an older & better boat with a single
helm: For example, for $290K you can get a 49' Beneteau
with double helms while for about the same price
you can get a 43' Hallberg Rassy
... What you loose in length & volume you gain in strength & quality! Cheers !