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tiller extension...

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by rpludwig, Jul 7, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    499 posts, 258 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC


    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018
  2. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    465 posts, 87 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City
    I bought a telescoping Forespar model for mine and love it. It quickly releases from the tiller and stows nicely in in the cockpit locker or I can fold it back and the clip that came with it to parkit on top of the tiller when I don't want to use it but don't want to take it off. With it extended, I can sit all the way forward against the bulkhead up under the bimini in the full shade.
     


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  3. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    499 posts, 258 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    Slim, thx for the feedback, ordered one (the Ronstan model, similar to the Forespar), looking forward to it...(they were out of stock locally).
     


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  4. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    499 posts, 258 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    got it, installed in 10 min, great sailing Sat & Sun, forward under the bimini all the way, woulda been fried without it....highly recommend either one...
     


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  5. kbgunn

    kbgunn

    Joined Sep 19, 2017
    70 posts, 28 likes
    Catalina 1986 30 TR
    4410 US Lake Lewisville
    Congratulations @rpludwig !

    Those with wheel steering don't have to feel left out of the crowd who steer from the coamings:
    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/forespar--steering-control-arm--14081368

    I haven't tried this arrangement, but was curious if others have...

    In my own experience sailing on inland lakes (insert lot's of caveats and assumptions here) if the rudder is centered with the wheel top at 12:00 position, then the wheel moves between 10:00 and 2:00 to hold a straight course as the wind varies with puffs.

    Will this type of arrangement be workable from the stern perch seats?

    Probably posting in the wrong place since most 22s don't have wheels. Please don't flame....
     


    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018 at 6:26 AM

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