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On my tiki 30- I am ready to saw tillers to final length . Obviously they need to clear cabins but what other factors should i consider? I have not yet installed the cheek on the rudders to set that angle - I have seen a few , quite different set ups on the site... any experience/preferences for final height of tiller bar??
Finally- what is a practical range of motion for the rudders themselves?
Rudders become less effective once they swing out more than 30/35 degrees, then they start acting like brakes. So if you can swing them 35/40 degrees in both directions, you are good.
thanks so much!
Not sure for the Tiki 30 but the 26 building plans were very accurate for the length and height of tiller. Imho the range of motion for the tiller should be 180 degrees. If it was less because of tension in the rudder lashings it could put strain on the lashings. Cheers Pat
thanks Patrick- I sure believe i have pored over my plans and cannot find either angle or height for tiller---length and curvature, yes- but, curiously, not the others...
yep- I mocked it all up couple days back and figured they need to be max length and i increased the angle to bring them up closer to cabin top height for that very reason.