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Originally posted by mozzy

Yeah, it's super annoying. Especially on start lines and they're very prone to breaking if a leeward boat sits it's racks on them. 
Quite a few boats in the fleet are unused to them and sail in late at the start tight to leeward, forgetting that when you head up to keep clear not only will your transom need room to swing toward them, but also the extension will too on top of that. 
On the other hand, it means there's no main-sheet in the middle which is one less thing to get snagged on in tacks and gybes. Plus it means you're much less restricted in where your weight is in manoeuvres . For instance the crew doesn't have to go forward between main and kicker and can keep their weight a little further back in hoists and drops, with more space for their arms flailing. Plus it's easier for the helm to keep their weight forward in light wind tacks.  


When I was researching systems for another of my diversions, a single hander kite boat, I came across a joystick affair that was used for i think a sailability craft, I'm sure it was from RS, but it was a central mounted vertical stick connected obviously to the tiller via a pulley system, I thought then it would be a great modification to do away with long tiller extensions at the back of the boat, two shorter systems could work or even a foot operated device which was what I was looking for.
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The beauty of a wiggle extension is it's simplicity. Using a pully system will introduce slack and be more things to go wrong.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 19 at 1:30pm
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

The beauty of a wiggle extension is it's simplicity. Using a pully system will introduce slack and be more things to go wrong.
I bet someone with a crank handle told the guy who introduced an electric starter motor something like that.
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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
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