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Old 29-04-2010, 08:04   #1
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Tiller vs Wheel

When does a wheel become necessary or more desirable than a tiller? I see some small yachts with wheels and wonder why they have them. I like the feedback the tiller gives. But at a point in boat size, the tiller would be to hard to handle. What are peoples views on this? When is a wheel more desirable than a tiller and vice versa?
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When the mechanical leverage of a tiller becomes inadequate to steer the boat. Depends on boat size, design, and owner inclination.


Small blue toolbar search button, go to custom google search, I typed in tiller versus wheel, here's the first hit:

wheel vs. tiller steering

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Old 29-04-2010, 09:11   #3
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Thanks that is a good read.
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