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Question about tiller extension uv joint

Posted By: almoniyot

Question about tiller extension uv joint - 11/27/19 10:07 PM

I am in the process of building my own rudder/tiller and picked up one of these Allen tiller extension universal joints. Allen tiller extension uv joint



The thing is, it seems much too rigid to me. It is quite difficult to bend. How am I going to stop my tiller extension from pointing upward towards the sky?
Posted By: Dermot

Re: Question about tiller extension uv joint - 11/28/19 10:39 AM

Don't worry. It will bend under the weight of a long tiller extension. It is the same as the one I use.
Posted By: almoniyot

Re: Question about tiller extension uv joint - 11/28/19 02:05 PM

Thanks for the reassurance. My tiller extension is roughly 1 meter long. If it does not work I will build my own using a thrust bearing and a small piece of U profile.
Posted By: Dermot

Re: Question about tiller extension uv joint - 11/29/19 10:16 PM

1 metre is quite short for a tiller extension on a cat, even if you are only hiking, not trapezing.
Posted By: JeffS

Re: Question about tiller extension uv joint - 12/09/19 06:35 AM

I haven’t seen one of those but you don’t have to put it on top of the crossbar, you can put it pointing slightly forward towards the boat no problem and the rigidity will help
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