Tiller length onC&C redwing 30
I know this sounds crazy, but here goes!
The tiller on my 1968 Redwing 30 seems to be too long. It reaches within about 2 feet of the companion way entrance. When I want to tack I have to clear everyone out of the cockpit and have them sit up on cockpit seats with their legs and feet up, otherwise I either crunch their legs or can't tack. The tiller is 44 inches from back to tip. Is this the normal length. This may be a replacement tiller since it is an older boat. I have the tiller off the boat right now prepping it to varnish and glue some areas that have small separations.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to cut the tiller down and then have it be hard to handle,