The Harken tiller extension is an essential part of every boat's kit. It allows sailors to helm from an optimum position in the boat, greatly improving boat handling and speed. In light air, this extension lets sailors move their weight forward to reduce wetted surface and minimize drag. In heavy air it allows sailors to hike farther out on the rail and flatten the boat while steering.
The non-slip foam rubber grip does not absorb water, providing an excellent grip without compromising "feel" and helm feedback for trim, weight placement, and heel-angle adjustments. A flexible rubber universal joint allows sailors to hold the extension from any direction for precise steering control. Rope core for safety.
- Tube Diameter: 5/8"
- Fastener Spacing: 1-1/4"
- Fasteners: 3/16"
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Comments about Tiller Extensions:
I've got 2 problems with this item, which by the way arrived very quickly after I placed my order, and in perfect condition:
1. There were no installation instructions included, no diagrams, no clues as to how to fasten the new tiller extension to the tiller. I finally called the company who told me to call the manufacturer, to learn that I needed to drill through my aluminum tiller to create holes that would fit the fastening screws to install the extension.
2. The screws required to fasten extention to tiller were not included, and there was no info as to what size to use, whether to also use a nut, etc.
On the positive side, I got the information I needed by calling the company, who told me to call the manufacturer, Harken.
I can't give an evaluation of the product itself since I still haven't got my drill out to the boat, to start installation.