optimum tiller extension size for racing

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optimum tiller extension size for racing

Postby captainseasick » Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:48 pm

What length tiller handle extension works best for racing? :?:
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how long should the hiking stick be...

Postby Roger » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:12 pm

one that can reach from a sitting position near the bulkhead if solo and one sitting position aft if with crew.
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tiller extension

Postby captainseasick » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:06 am

How many inches for a fully retracted (if adjustable) tiller extension do racers usually use?
I can make ANYTHING work, but I hope to use some experience from those who are racing, so I can buy something this winter and have it ready for spring.
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stock entension

Postby Roger » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:58 am

For what its worth, my stock tiller extension (called a hiking stick) is 19.5 inches retracted to 32 inches extended, and for me, it could be a few inches longer. It is made by Seaway out of LA.
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Postby Bob Damon » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:57 pm

I have an adjustable Ronstan stick. I usually have it anywhere from 36 to 48" depending on where I am in the boat and wind conditons.
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on the stick!

Postby captainseasick » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:22 pm

Thanks for the tip on your stick!
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