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Chip Wheeler (Guest)

I have cut and refinished the old wooden (spruce? fir?) staysail boom to be my new tiller. With the original bronze gooseneck still attached it comes to 8'2". It almost reaches the bridgedeck, giving the helmsman just enough room to clear it while standing in the cockpit footwell when we come about. My son and I leave for Maui this week. We should be able to test it. If this boom isn't long enough to give me the extra leverage that I need, I suppose I'll have to convert her to wheel steering...or buy new sails!

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