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  • Just bought a 1980 Prindle 16. There was a after market tiller extension but it broke the first time taking it out. From looking at the manual the way the tiller extension connects to the tiller crossbar is also after market. Looking for recommendations on tiller extensions/connections to the tiller crossbar and where to buy.

    Criteria:
    -Telescopic
    -Easy connect to the tiller crossbar

    Found 1 option on amazon,but was curious if anyone has any suggestions!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SANKF0/?coliid=I1DCJTRX1M89F&colid=2FDSWZ6B3PZ4E&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Thanks in advance for ideas!
    -Kelsey



    Edited by kelseycampo on Aug 15, 2018 - 09:36 PM.
  • The best catamaran supply co. is Murrays Sports. Always go there first; they've been around for about 50 years. The part that extension connects to is called the yoke. Pete
  • Thanks for the help pete! Would you say that the oem yoke is better then aftermarket? Currently i have the after market (see link below) but it broke. I dont have a preference yet becaise i havent sailed with either so im not sure which is better.

    Oem: https://www.murrays.com/product/01-0062/

    After market: Ronstan Battlestick Universal Joint (55188) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000AXVIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hFpDBbDF0VGMW
  • Plastic vs metal
    The original on my P19 is still gong strong. Virtually no wear.
  • That’s a no brainer. OEM yoke is half the cost, & will never break or wear out. My 5.7 yoke is 34 years old

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    Hobie 18 Magnum
    Dart 15
    Mystere 6.0XL Sold Was a handful solo
    Nacra 5.7
    Nacra 5.0
    Bombardier Invitation (Now officially DEAD)
    Various other Dock cluttering WaterCrap
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  • I have the Ronstan Battlestick on my 10 yr old A Cat, but wonder when the rubbery swivel portion will break (like windsurfer uni joints). The Murrays stainless steel yoke is only 9.50 and comes with their 65 dollar telescoping aluminum stick. Pete



    Edited by pbegle on Aug 16, 2018 - 10:35 AM.
  • kelseycampoJust bought a 1980 Prindle 16. There was a after market tiller extension but it broke the first time taking it out. From looking at the manual the way the tiller extension connects to the tiller crossbar is also after market. Looking for recommendations on tiller extensions/connections to the tiller crossbar and where to buy.

    Criteria:
    -Telescopic
    -Easy connect to the tiller crossbar

    Found 1 option on amazon,but was curious if anyone has any suggestions!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SANKF0/?coliid=I1DCJTRX1M89F&colid=2FDSWZ6B3PZ4E&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Thanks in advance for ideas!
    -KelseyEdited by kelseycampo on Aug 15, 2018 - 09:36 PM.



    arriba hot stick are very widely used around here
    but there are many brands, i have used alum, fiberglass and carbon fiber ones
    i have used non telescoping and they all have pros and cons

    http://www.arribastick.com/
    they are nice but have a life span (wear out) - it is possible to service them with some epoxy but ...

    as mentioned, most beach catamaran use the yoke style shown above - but anyboat can be modified and every sailor has their own "method" of rigging



    Edited by MN3 on Aug 16, 2018 - 07:23 PM.
  • I just bought the aluminum telescopic tiller for $65. Good price and good quality.

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    Frank
    Prindle 15/Hobie 16/Hobie 14T
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  • ... From Murray's... Forgot to mention that.

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    Frank
    Prindle 15/Hobie 16/Hobie 14T
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  • spagsI just bought the aluminum telescopic tiller for $65. Good price and good quality.

    In my experience: Alum sticks don't last long

    as soon as you drop it on a corner of your deck lid - it will dent
    once it dents ... it's just a matter of time till it fails (breaks in 1/2)
  • pbegleI have the Ronstan Battlestick on my 10 yr old A Cat, but wonder when the rubbery swivel portion will break (like windsurfer uni joints). The Murrays stainless steel yoke is only 9.50 and comes with their 65 dollar telescoping aluminum stick. PeteEdited by pbegle on Aug 16, 2018 - 10:35 AM.


    Red Gear Racing has these for roughly $20. You can order them direct from Australia but it doesn't really work out price wise when you factor shipping for 1 to the mix. These have lines through them so when the rubber fails you still have a connection to the tiller crossbar:

    http://www.rileyfittings.com/pyf_range/tiller_extensions/pyf205
  • IF you can bear the cost, get a Spinlock EA 2000. It doesn't have a twist telescoping fitting. It uses detent buttons.
    The mechanism is all external so it can be rinsed out and lubed. Replacement parts are available. The swivel connection to the crossbar is real nice. The big asymmetric grip relives hand fatigue. When I go to extend the handle it only goes out one button at a time so I don't round up too hard.
    I admit they're godawful expensive. I have found it to be worth the price
    http://www.apsltd.com/ea-…s-asymmetric-silver.html
    This link is just an example. Shop around for a better price.

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    1983 SuperCat 15
    #315
    Virginia
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  • Thats a pretty beefy tiller extension designed for big boats. I suspect it has little benefit over the Nacra carbon tiller extension. It comes apart for easy rinsing, is durable and less than $300, plus lighter than almost any extension out there.
  • Going to have to disagree on the big boat characterization. They're designed for racing dinghies and beach cats. I haven't found the weight to be an issue. I find the beefiness a distinct advantage. It's a personal preference issue. I wouldn't trade mine for anything else.

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    1983 SuperCat 15
    #315
    Virginia
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    gahambyGoing to have to disagree on the big boat characterization. They're designed for racing dinghies and beach cats. I haven't found the weight to be an issue. I find the beefiness a distinct advantage. It's a personal preference issue. I wouldn't trade mine for anything else.

    What about holding the main sheet and the tiller with one hand? Is it possible and easy with that handle? I need to do that all the time from the trap, can’t pull the sheet with the other hand alone.
  • The "D" handle makes that very easy. I like the "D" handle because I can change hand positions.
    All that being said, that Nacra handle does look nice. It has a long reach.
    https://www.murrays.com/product/56-30271/

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    1983 SuperCat 15
    #315
    Virginia
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  • The "D" handle makes that very easy. I like the "D" handle because I can change hand positions.
    All that being said, that Nacra handle does look nice. It has a long reach.
    https://www.murrays.com/product/56-30271/

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    1983 SuperCat 15
    #315
    Virginia
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  • I love the cork ball grip, it’s functional and looks cool. I made my current one from a keychain that I found casually at my local store.
  • I like to adjust the extension rather short, having always the grip in front of you when out on the trap. It makes it easier to sheet in. The ball grip is very functional in this mode.
  • Quotethe Nacra carbon tiller extension. It comes apart for easy rinsing, is durable and less than $300, plus lighter than almost any extension out there.

    hey Sam, how durable is this stick?
    as durable as the old arriba hot stick ?

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