The only trouble I ever had with a tiller was one time when I was backing down out of my fairway into the main channel. The main channel had quite a current
running and when it hit the rudder
, it RIPPED the tiller out of my hand and scared the bejeezus out of me. Afterwards, I learned to be prepared for that. Other wise, I've always liked a tiller, especially steering
with my foot whilst motoring through the marina. I do find I have better visibility standing at the wheel
, however. I think each have their good points, like most things.