<spitballs>Netpackrat wrote: ↑Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:20 am I am fine with the remote control for a tiller pilot, I just need to have the ability to see where I am going. So some kind of raised pilothouse-esque section on the back of the cabin house, and a place to sit there. Can be a detachable or folding seat that takes down when not needed.
My previous sailboat(Leisure 22, which is actually not a bad all-weather "trailerable") had a dodger and I made a "seat" that would fit into the companionway hatch slides. It allowed me to sit facing forward, protected, while my auto-tiller steered the boat. Not great in a deep heel but in a deep heel the autotiller didn't cut it anyway, you really needed to be in the cockpit hand-steering. But gentlemen don't sail upwind, so that shoudln't be an issue. But it wouldn't be hard to add a hard dodger to a boat like that and a seat in the companionway. My new boat is bridge-deck-traveler sheeted so it wouldn't work, you need either boom-end sheeting or house-top sheeting for that kind of setup to work.