On our recent camping /sailing trip to the Mother bunch Islands on Lake George NY we had to sail up wind for 3 miles to reach our camp. keeping the bow pointed as high as possible requires a lot fine adjustments to maintain a good heading and after two hours my hands were starting to get cramped from gripping the steering rope. That's when it occurred to me that some kind of tiller would be much easier on the hands. so after a couple of hours messing around in the shop this is what I came up with. The steering rope wraps once around a hub on the tiller and is secured in the back by a pinch plate and thumb screw, this keeps the rope from slipping on the hub. The whole mess is bolted underneath the leeboard thwart. I haven't tested it on the water yet but it works well in the shop.