GP14 Sailing Forums Forum tiller extension

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    • #14994
      PETER ABRAHAMS
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      Hi, could any one tell me please the make of an aluminium tiller extension (looks like a golf club shaft) compatible with the wooden tiller? I’d like to replace the wooden extension.

      All the best,Peter Abrahams,  GP4249

    • #14995
      Arthur
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      does it have to be aluminum? I have one from Jim young sailing that is plastic and S-glass for the butterfly class scow

      http://www.jimyoungsailing.com/b_bfpar.htm

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Arthur.
    • #14998
      steve13003
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      Hi,

      if you look at the Pinnel & Bax web pages you can choose from tiller extensions by Seasure, Harken or Allen. They will ship or post to any destination,  All are tubular alloy with a composite flexible joint which can be screwed to either a wooden or alloy tiller.  You will need to check what length you need to replace your old one, don’t get one that is too long or it will foul the main sheet when you tack.  As for using the plastic an S glass one yo already have if long enough and it has a serviceable flexilble joint give it a try

      Steve Corbet

    • #15001
      dirose
      Participant

      And if you feel like really splashing out, the Ronstan ‘Battlestick’ is brilliant, though nearly twice the cost.  Useful of you swap helm and crew.

    • #15033
      PETER ABRAHAMS
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      Thank you for all your replies,looks like I’m going to be well catered for,all the best, Peter A.

    • #15073
      Arthur
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      It’s funny this came up. in playing with the extension I bought, I discovered I quite hated it. I decided to use it to build my own.

      Using the swivel joint as the base, I went down to the hardware store and purchased a 3/4 inch/19mm dowel and a repair leg for furniture. After cutting, drilling, and shaping the leg, I cut down the dowel to the proper length and glued it to the “Ball” I made at the end and the swivel at the other. It is currently drying from being varnished.

    • #15091
      PETER ABRAHAMS
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      It looks lovely, how long is it please and how long is the tiller?

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