38041Re: [bolger] Suggestions for home-built tiller extension and universal joint?
- Aug 3, 2004The Sunfish replaces your rope with a loose fitting SS bolt and self-locking
nut -- adjustable play. Bush with nylon or epoxy in the holes.
For gripping, epoxy a sail hoop to the end of your stick (adds 2" without
adding non-standard parts).
Works fine. (Yes, it's a bit sloppy, maybe 1/4", when the angle is 180° but
so what? You can steer by adjusting the heel and if you heel to windward,
it raises the sail a few inches toward the fairer wind aloft.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Mouradian" <r_mouradian@...>
> My first attempt was to just drill a hole through the tiller and
> another "stick" then run a rope through both and put stopper knots on
> both sides. That is cheap and easy and gives plenty of flex. It is
> fine for tacking when the joint is at a sharp angle, but it seems a
> little too loose when the tiller is pointed more or less forward.
> Any suggestions for a "better" solution?
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