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Re: Mast rake & weather helm

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  • Joe T
    A length of bungee across the stern and a shop made thumb cleat on the tiller is a handy device. Easy on and off and instant override. Joe T
    Message 1 of 21 , Nov 21, 2012
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      A length of bungee across the stern and a shop made thumb cleat on the tiller is a handy device. Easy on and off and instant override.

      Joe T

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "prairiedog2332" <nelsarv@...> wrote:
      >
      > It should be possible to trim the mizzen so that the tiller doesn't have
      > to be used at all to hold course going into a fairly steady wind ahead
      > of the beam. Like in this video.
      >
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD5BKu9634Y
      >
      > Ross is using what is called a tiller comb I believe. But I have seen a
      > line with a fair bit of friction used as well on a Long Micro. The
      > line is looped around the tiller with each end attached to the side of
      > the cockpit. Tight enough to secure the tiller in position but allows it
      > to be fine tuned by hand if wanting to adjust it. You can also purchase
      > a clamp device to do the same thing or make your own.
      >
      > http://www.practical-sailor.com/marine/DIY-Tiller-Maintenance-10478-1.ht\
      > ml
      >
      > Nels
      >
      >
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