Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tiller Conversion

Over on s/v Suppose, Walt & Kathy take an unusual step... And in the process demonstrate some nice prototyping skills:
Suppose, suppose... Suppose we had a tiller instead of a wheel in our boat. Wouldn't the cockpit be much more spacious, wouldn't the mechanical complexity be much less and the reliability much greater, wouldn't it be easier to feel the boat and balance the sails, and wouldn't a wind vane be much more effective. All good reasons but when we suggested the conversion to most of our sailing friends, they thought we were nuts.

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