Stus-List two helms?

Dennis C. captbuy at
Mon Sep 2 10:56:09 EDT 2013

Spent a week on a Beneteau 473 couple years ago. Didn't mind the double helm setup. What was more annoying was it drove like a bus compared to my 35-1. 

Life is a compromise. 

Dennis C. 
Touché 35-1 #83
Westbound in Marianne Channel
Mississippi Sound, MS

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On Sep 2, 2013, at 9:19 AM, Richard Walter <sailindigo at> wrote:

> Greetings,
> Our new-boat quest has shown us that many new boats come with two helms....even in a 40-footer (ie Tartan 4000). Maybe we are just old-fashioned, but we don't think we want two helms. I imagine twice as much maintenance, twice as many instruments to purchase, and twice as much to go wrong. I know the design allows the boats to carry more beam aft and visibility increases.
> Has anyone sailed a twin-helm boat? What were your impressions? Do we want one? Is this the future of boat design?
> Thank you,
> Richard
> s/v INDIGO
> 1978 36-foot
> Watch Hill
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