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Tiller Extention

Postby Eliza C on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:48 pm

I note the max length of the tiller extention has been deleted from the building notes. Can someone please advise on what is the optimum length is assuming the tiller is at optimum length from the rudder cheeks.

Thanks Shane C
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Tiller Extension

Postby Alan Riley on Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:31 am

Hi Shane,

The "optimum" length is whatever you feel most comfortable with. Just remember that the longer your tiller extension, the more rudder angle you will use while tacking so you don't get it caught on the mainsheet. If you have too much angle, the rudder acts like a brake, which is slow.

My tiller extension is a standard Ronstan one. It's about 104cm long, which I find to be a good length.


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Postby Andrew Graham on Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:46 pm

And remember too that the distance is also impacted by where you attach the tiller extension on the tiller - too close to the end and you're basically adding extra length
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