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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by uxb View Post
    Its trendy...and looks stupid on cruising boats.
    +1
    Cynical Scots engineer who sails a Mirage 28

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post
    I am converting mine to no wheel at all. I am going to carry a small remote in my pocket complete with throttle control.
    Thats very cocky Jim
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    At risk of being slightly serious on this fun thread, it kind of depends whether your preference is to sail
    (a) sitting in the middle behind the wheel (with view largely blocked by mast, and very limited view of genoa telltales, if at all) - in which case one smallish wheel or tiller is just fine and dandy
    (b) sitting to the side, to get a better view and "feel" of the sailing, albeit also windier and depending on boat perhaps wetter- in which case a long tiller extension, large single wheel or twin wheels are needed.

    Personally I prefer (b) and would not buy a boat with a narrow cockpit and a small central wheel - even some otherwise nice Malo's etc. it is a deal breaker unless possible to retrofit.
    On moderate sized boats a large single wheel is good for sailing, but does get in the way for Mediterranean style berthing and swimming - and impossible for super wide boats - where the twin wheel loses some feel but otherwise a good compromise.

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    Comes in handily to hang out small washing .

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    Quote Originally Posted by seastoke View Post
    why do you big raggies have two steering wheels,
    So the student thinks he/she is actually in control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman_E View Post
    Do you mean to say that I cannot have a 36 foot twin wheel deck saloon yacht with an inside wheel as well? Plus twin aft double cabins. two heads and a big chart table?
    It might be twice as big as wanted but the X yacht 73 fits the rest of that description perfectly.

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    Sorry, I forgot to put an irony smiley on my post!
    Working on immortality - One day at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman_E View Post
    Sorry, I forgot to put an irony smiley on my post!
    I know. I just thought you'd like to know that there is actually a deck saloon cruiser with three wheels out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinita View Post
    Do you think I should fit dual tillers?
    Why not? I had a boat with 2 tillers. One for each rudder. V fast it was, too.

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    So you can lash 4 blokes to them so they can steer in a blow:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/...4a590d613f.jpg
    Bob.
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