Sliding Tiller For Catalina 22
Category: Rudder, sailboat, steering
Problem: The tiller for the Catalina 22 protrudes into the cockpit since it is quite long. This presents a problem when coming about with a number of people in the cockpit. The tiller on the Capri 25 would lift to make it easier to come about and switch sides. However, the fixed traveler on the Catalina 22 does not permit the tiller to be lifted enough to be out of the way.
Action: I replaced the tiller with one for a configuration that permitted the tiller to slide out of the way when needed.
Result” It worked Great!
When idea was conceived:
How much time it took to develop: 4 hours
How much money it took to develop: None – had the parts
Current status: Removed and disassembled when I sold the boat
Since it was originally done: