Tiller too long?

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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
 

DaveM

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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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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 .
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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