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Re: Greetings & Tiller conversion




Steve
Leave the tiller as is, you will have a better boat. A wheel will cut down
the cockpit space, and cause more problems than it is worth. I sail a San
Juan 34 with a wheel, and it works well on that boat, I also race a San Juan
21 with a tiller, and have no problems switching from one to the other. You
have a neat little boat save yourself some money, and sail it with the
tiller.
Gene Adams
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Allen" <allen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 5:00 PM
Subject: Greetings & Tiller conversion


> Hello all,
>
> I am very excited to have just picked up a San Juan 23.  The prior owner
> abandoned her, and the marina owner is repossessing it and giving it to me
> for past slip fees (about $3000).  A crawl through the boat shows it to be
> in good shape, with some cosmetic damage from in the water for 2 years.
The
> interior is dry (albeit a mess, thanks to left behind stuff), etc.  Once I
> get it cleaned out and the hull repainted, I'll be psyched.  New running
> rigging, a good inspection while out of water, etc.  I expect all through
> hull fittings need to be replaced.
>
> Most of my recent history has been with larger boats, 28' to 40'  .  I
> expect a little bit of relearning with this lighter boat, and I haven't
used
> a transom mounted motor in 20+ years :)   Should be fun :)
>
> My question is:  Has any one converted their tiller to a wheeled helm?  I
> know its more complex equipment to potentially break, but I've gotten so
> used to it that I'm kinda hesitating on going back to the tiller (it's
been
> 20 years - maybe it's not as annoying as I remember).    I can see several
> mechanical issues with installing a wheel system, such as
>
> 1) mounting it mid cockpit would take up as much room as the tiller
> essentially (more actually).
>
> 2) mounting it backwards on inside of the transom is the most likely
> candidate, but that block access to the engine, etc.
>
> 3) a worm drive system is not practical, so it would probably have to be a
> hydraulic system, which would certainly be subject to salt spray galore.
>
> 4).  I might be just as happy with an autopilot.  And for $400 or so,
they'd
> probably save me a boat load of design headaches.
>
> Any ideas, comments, bad noises?
>
> Steve
>
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