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Chocks?

Maybe it is not possible then. Thanks for your reply any way. I guess I just have a 1 person boat.
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Although I am not a boat designer by any stretch of the imagination, I can''t believe that a 10'' boat would need a 4'' long tiller. My 30''er has a 4'' tiller and I often sit at the back and use only about 2 '' of that. Does your boat have to be steered from the center seat? Is that the reason for the long tiller?
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I''m from New Mexico and I left there and learned to sail in Alaska. I will probably be moving back to New Mexico in a few years to retire. My brother is also from New Mexico and is a sea captain. I don''t know how old you are or anything else about you but if you have some great desire to go sailing off into the sunset and are in a position to do so just drop everything and go to the coast and go sailing. Anywhere you think you want to go. You can always find a boat and buy it and go to some far off places. I''ve met plenty of people who did but they did it before they got wrapped up in some other life they couldn''t just drop.
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Sailerman, I use a long tiller due to the balance of my boat. When I originally started building it, I had planned on sitting in the rear seat. However, when I sit there, the bow comes up and the boat feels unstable. It feels more stable when sitting in the middle. I had considered a short tiller (about 5") but made it long to reach from the middle seat. Jimq, I am only 16 and still in school so I am only open in the summer. I considered trying to get on with a crew as a volunteer, just to get experience and have fun. However, I have yet to find a situation like that to take advantage of.
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Sailboter97,

Funny how the information kind of dribbles out in this thread

You are saying that when you are ALONE and sit in the rear seat, the boat is out of trim balance, which is perfectly understandable. If you substitute a shorter tiller, sat in the rear, AND had a passenger up more forward (middle seat or even farther forward), how is the balance then?

If two passengers, properly distributed, is not too much for the boat under the conditions you expect, AND you can safely steer with a short tiller from the rear seat, then you may want to consider an easily swappable tiller system. Use the short tiller when two are aboard and the longer tiller when you are alone sitting in the middle seat.

Hope this helps.

Duane
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I would take Duane''s advice and set up a convertable tiller arrangement. Maybe put a threaded end on the long tiller that will screw into the short tiller. Hope this helps.
Randy
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Chocks?

That is what I did. So far it is working. Thanks everyone for the input!
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sailboater....

I used to have a similar (bow up) problem when I sailed a 17'' aluminum canoe by myself. To fix the problem I placed a large rock up in the bow on the floor. It worked just fine.
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The rock. Simple, but yet effective. Thanks, Bryan
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Chocks?

I cut my sailing teeth in a penguin, when i was about your age. So i have had a lot of fun reading the thread. Try a tiller extension. You can find many types at defender.com Look for the twist lock type. I also found that the tighter my steering was the better i sailed. It was simple to release the tiller, do what i wanted and then just reach back an viola the tiller was just where i put it. In a small boat like that, moving around in the cockpit may be all you need to steer. Center of effort and all that jazz. If your boat is an open type, learn to sail the water out of it. A chock is a fair lead it redirections the line elsewhere to a cleat in most cases.
cole
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