What is the issue?A vessels tiller does not always reach to the most comfortable or optimal position for steering.
Why address this?Adding a tiller extension will allow the helmsman to obtain the best view or most comfortable steering position leading to better performance and sailing pleasure.
How to address this?A very simple tiller extension can be made with a domestic plastic water pipe and length of line as presented in figure 1.
If you wish the same idea can be developed to be even more effective by adding a jamming cleat to the bottom of the tiller for better tension and a 'monkeys fist' for the helmsman's grip.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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