Stus-List two helms?
captbuy at yahoo.com
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.
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 yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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,
> s/v INDIGO
> 1978 36-foot
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