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    Default 2 steering wheels

    why do you big raggies have two steering wheels,

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    1. it's an uphill/downhill thing when heeled;
    2. like a dog with two richards, as the saying goes.
    Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastoke View Post
    why do you big raggies have two steering wheels,
    1/ Coz its Macho
    2/ enables the helmsman to see down the leward side & the fore sail
    3/ enables easy walk-through access
    4/ assists berthing on wide boats
    I may be wrong but not always

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastoke View Post
    why do you big raggies have two steering wheels,
    Actually it's often misunderstood. In reality one is used to turn to port, the other to starboard, it makes it very efficient because you can gear both wheels for efficient turning in the direction you want.
    Colvic Watson slideshow video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RayUzX7LZQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastoke View Post
    why do you big raggies have two steering wheels,
    They are used to control the direction you want the boat to go in when its not tied to a dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capnsensible View Post
    They are used to control the direction you want the boat to go in when its not tied to a dock.
    Or at least to express a preference. Since a yacht is a live thing, it can choose to ignore the helmsman's expressed preference.

    Mike.

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    Its trendy...and looks stupid on cruising boats.

    In my humble opinoion of course.
    Add Alcohol

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    Saves arguments with your partner about whos on the helm, with setup you can have one each!

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    It's like dual controls in a driving school car.
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    It's like dual controls in a driving school car.
    Not all controls are at both positions
    I may be wrong but not always

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