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Tiller extension stick length

essebibi

New Member
Hi everybody,

can somebody tell me how long is the standard tiller extension on the sunfish?
i have a turkish Rota super sunfish.

many thanks

Stefano
 

Weston

Active Member
Hi everybody,

can somebody tell me how long is the standard tiller extension on the sunfish?
i have a turkish Rota super sunfish.

many thanks

Stefano
Hi Stefano. I have two rudders: 23” for rudders through 1971. 24” for rudders made 1972 and after.
 

LaLi

Well-Known Member
Measure it :)

Because your boat isn't "standard" in any way to begin with, applying any class standards may not be relevant. Measure the distance between the forward end of the tiller and the last part of the sheet that comes down from the boom. This is the absolute minimum length for an extension; it's probably not enough for effective hiking (or sitting forward in light air), but at least it's very easy to move from one tack to another, even if your tacks aren't the smoothest :D

The optimum extension length is bit longer - set your tiller at a 30° angle to the centreline of the boat, and measure again to the sheet (or the last sheet block on the hull).

Chances are that you'll find a "happy medium" somewhere between the above two. There are standard lengths of 91 and 107 cm, which are the most likely choices (Weston's extensions sound very short indeed :confused: ).

If your tiller is very long, shorten it instead of getting a shorter extension.

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shorefun

Member
They make an extension that is adjustable on the fly. So if you are hiking out and need more length you can do that.
 
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