Tillers/Extentsions

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by laser161116, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. Fuzzy Metal

    Fuzzy Metal New Member

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    On tillers the main advantage that has not been mentioned yet applies to all low profile tillers of any material. (The only low profile ones I know of are made of Carbon.) The low profile helps the traveller blocks sit farther outboard as the rise created in the middle is less so there is less tendency for the blocks to creep back to the centre line in lighter breeze. It is significant when comparing a low profile tiller with a standard aluminium tiller after a tack.
    Yes Carbon tiller extensions do not like to be "bent" over the gunwhale but then neither does aluminum. Carbon does not feel as cold as aluminum. This makes a huge difference up here in the colder climes on hand fatigue. (gloves don't help when it is that cold)
    Just my thoughts.
     
  2. will162878

    will162878 New Member

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    That is why we have carbon tillers, not why we have carbon extensions....
     
  3. will162878

    will162878 New Member

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    Carbon can also have grip moulded into the epoxy, meaning foam grips are not needed, reducing weight and adding grip all the way along. However, I still maintain a laser a few grammes lighter is not much faster than any other boat.
     
  4. Fuzzy Metal

    Fuzzy Metal New Member

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    I do beleive the original post was about tillers... fyi.
     
  5. macwas16

    macwas16 New Member

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    We are talking about carbon tiller extensions...
     
  6. laser161116

    laser161116 New Member

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    the post is about both. if you haven't noticed, most of the posts here go off subject.
     
  7. will162878

    will162878 New Member

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    Pleas note the title/subject of this thread: "Tillers/Extensions".
    I think that pretty well covers both...
     
  8. laser161116

    laser161116 New Member

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    Ya'll seem to feel pretty good about the carbon tiller setup, so what combinations to ya'll recomend. I know that Acme, Rooster, and Op all make carbon tillers; and that Acme and Ronstan make the good extensions. What do you guys have.
     
  9. will162878

    will162878 New Member

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    I have a rooster tiller and holt carbon 1.2m extension. Personally, I don't like the rooster extension grip - I prefer the rubber foam stuff. Tillers: go for low profile, extensions: go for which grips you like and your prefered length.
     
  10. laser161116

    laser161116 New Member

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    I don't have a clue how to convert meters to feet. 1.2m seems pretty big (isn't a meter like 3.5 ft.)

    46 in. Is around what most are i think
     
  11. laser161116

    laser161116 New Member

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    sorry, I meant 46 cm
     
  12. will162878

    will162878 New Member

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    46" is about right. 46cm is tiny - thats shorter than an opti extension!
     
  13. laser161116

    laser161116 New Member

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    Sorry. Brain fart. I was trying to be like the rest of the world (besides the US) and use metric.
     
  14. will162878

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    Thought it sounded a bit weird...
     

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