Quick question- Tie off helm at anchor / mooring or not?

Chris Doucette

To tie off helm or not - Is it easier on the rack / gears / cables to tie the helm off?  A the boat swings and bobs and the helm / rudder moves quite a bit-  Tying  off seems to make the helm move a far less  1-2 inches back and forth (hard on just a few rack teeth?).   What is worse?   Is there a correct answer here?  

SM 385 Amarok

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