Tiller too long?

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Bdh333, May 1, 2013.

  1. Bdh333

    Bdh333 New Member

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    Has anyone found that their tiller gets in the way when tacking? When sailing with two in the boat I have moved the tiller back 6 inches and still find moving from one side to another is awkward. Any suggestions or just get use to it. Thanks
    Barry
     
  2. DaveM

    DaveM Charlabud #623

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    Barry, do you have a tiller extender on your tiller?
     
  3. Bdh333

    Bdh333 New Member

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    Yes I do.
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Charlabud #623

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    Is your crew moving to the other side of the boat forward of the Barney post on your tacks/gibes? If you're both behind the Barney post it will be too crowded. Also (forgive me, but I don't know your experience level), are you making the tiller exchange behind your back on your tacks/gibes? Until I learned to do that I almost never had a successful maneuver .
     
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    Bdh333 New Member

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    thanks for reply. crew is in in front of Barney post and moving side to side. I am moving tiller behind back tacks/gibes. But i am not an experienced sailor. I am wondering if the boat was set up for single handed saililng, hence long tiller, and extension. I will pay attention to technique and see if that will help. tiller is 3.5 ft long and with extension 5 ft
    barry
     

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