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Without going to the expence of a full blown "Autopilot"...

Does anyone use a "Tillerlock" or special knotwork to hold the tiller when they go forward (hoist main, unbind jib, etc...) on the occasional singlehand sail...

Nothing long term or long distance, just the run up and secure the bumper or snug a line.. or will it hold a line long enough/steady enough to get up and back...I can't see that happening at all points of sail/conditions
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I use a Davis tiller tamer.
It gives me a couple minutes here and there and gives the ability to have a little tension to the tiller.
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I think I've seen those too..wraps a line and tightens with screw clamp..?
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Without going to the expence of a full blown "Autopilot"...

Does anyone use a "Tillerlock" or special knotwork to hold the tiller when they go forward (hoist main, unbind jib, etc...) on the occasional singlehand sail...

Nothing long term or long distance, just the run up and secure the bumper or snug a line.. or will it hold a line long enough/steady enough to get up and back...I can't see that happening at all points of sail/conditions
Pssss, i'll whisper so they all don't here me. you don't secure bumpers on your boat. leave the bumpers on your car.
secure the fenders so they don't fall in the water. OK
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A long bungee cord wrapped twice around the tiller and secured to stanchions at either end.
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Pssss, i'll whisper so they all don't here me. you don't secure bumpers on your boat. leave the bumpers on your car.
secure the fenders so they don't fall in the water. OK
Got it thanks...

Fending Off...Not Bumping Into..

I won't make that mistake again...I'll make new ones...
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A long bungee cord wrapped twice around the tiller and secured to stanchions at either end.
That's kinda what I was thinking.. but the little Hdwr pieces look good too..
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I tie a clove hitch around the tiller and adjust at either end attached to cleat or stanchion.
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I just wrap a spare line around the tiller twice and to the stern cleats. It has worked well for me... also once that boat is balances it can be used for awhile. I have a tiller pilot but it is easier to use a line in my opinion.
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