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Tiller 2Tue 19 Jan 2021 23:13:48
Red Herring Red Herring Sat 16 Jan 2021 13:15:18 During my year of sailing Red Herring on the River Cam, which involves a lot of tacking, I have found the wooden tiller inconveniently long. Have others felt the same and has anyone tried shortening it?


mhsorens mhsorens Mon 18 Jan 2021 18:51:40 I have considered this, too, but I generally like the full lever effect of the long tiller. There are a few examples of folding/articulated tiller mods out there, but a additional tiller hinge feels like adding yet another point of potential failure.
Red Herring Red Herring Tue 19 Jan 2021 23:13:48 Thanks for that. I'll probably see how I get on with the existing tiller next season - that's assuming there is one - which will anyway be different now that I have a swinging keel; I also have a clearer idea of how to rig a simple self-tacking arrangement for the jib, which would help too.

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