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Date Posted: - Sunday - 08/19/07 - 6:21pm
Author: Doug Wilson
Subject: Wheel or tiller?
In reply to: Kathy Campbell SHADOW M32-#3 's message, "Wheel / Tiller" on - Friday - 08/17/07 - 10:10pm

Are you removing your wheel and going to a tiller? I am considering this as I can't find a compatable pilot or self steering unit. If I go to a tiller, I can use a tiller pilot, but I hate to give up my wheel, just refinished it.
I'm running out of time too, want to depart in October.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Tiller -- Kathy Campbell SHADOW M32-#3, - Monday - 08/20/07 - 2:16am

Hi Doug, The mariner wheel is beautiful, but after 22 years ownership it's time for a change. With the tiller the boat should handle better. Also, Shadow has a Fleming Wind Vane and though you can fit a wheel drum, the tiller will be easier to setup. A tiller pilot is less expensive, and you can set up the tiller pilot to work off the vane. It was a tough decision to take out the wheel, but I'm looking forward to the direct drive of a tiller.
Yours truly, Kathy

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Tiller -- Doug Wilson, - Monday - 08/20/07 - 10:10am

Thanks, I'll still have to think on this, I was thinking of a Norvane, but the owner was reluctant to sell me one. He said it would work if I used his emergency tiller and a small tiller pilot.
Thanks again. Doug.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Hydrovane -- Randall, Murre, M31, - Monday - 08/20/07 - 5:51pm

You might consider a Hydrovane (http://www.hydrovane.com/).

It has it's own rudder and so is independant of the boat's main rudder/wheel. I've not used one, but it looks simple and has a good reputation. Auto pilot can be hooked to it instead of the boat's rudder. It can act as an emergency rudder. Etc.

They're expensive; 5K last I checked new. Used vanes do come on the market, but every time I've called, someone snagged it ahead of me.

Good luck,


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Wheel gone -- Doug Wilson, - Wednesday - 09/ 5/07 - 9:31pm

It took all of 10 minutes to remove the worm gear steering, I'm going to make a mock up of the flange and shaft I need to go to the tiller. The fabricater I found is very familier with the worm gear steering and said the tiller will work very well for me.
Also ordered a Norvane unit, and will have a tiller pilot as well.
Still keeping the worm gear and wheel.

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