Jerry at Ladyslipper's Wheel


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Jerry at Ladyslipper's Wheel

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This was our first boat with a steering wheel. After using a tiller to steer our first boat, using a wheel took some adjustment. A tiller is pushed away from where you want to go, but a wheel is turned towards your objective. Once near Martha's Vineyard the steering cable broke and we had to quickly fit "Ladyslipper's" emergency tiller with a tug and barge approaching. Then we had to remember how to use a tiller again. The wheel system was fixed the next day.