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A simple tiller extension


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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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