tiller extention

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by todd, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. todd

    todd New Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I want to get a tiller extention. How long should it be?

    Thanks
     
  2. gone4sailin

    gone4sailin Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    My previous owner had installed a 24" extension and I swapped it for a 32" that I had,
    and found that I was always holding it at or below the middle and it was getting involved with the mainsheet at the barney post if it was forward or with the mainsheet/traveller if I had it pointing aft when tacking.

    I cannot speak to what impact one's arm length would have in this, but at 6'2" I never needed the longer length since the Capri seems to turn with very little rudder. My boat's PO was a half foot shorter than me and I'm assuming the 24" extension had worked okay for him.

    jim / so. fla. / 1857
     

Share This Page