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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:09 pm 
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The latest Hobie class rules state that:

"The tiller extension may be either an extendable or non-extendable design but shall be a single tiller with one end connected to the crossbar in the same location as the factory supplied tiller. NONELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVE TILLER EX-TENSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED ON ALL BOATS WORLDWIDE."

Does this mean that aluminum tillers are now legal for racing? The rule says nonelectrical conductive tillers are now "recommended" not required.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:58 pm 
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Technically, yes, but the reason for the change was to allow carbon fiber tillers.

Aluminum tillers get bent quickly.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:45 pm 
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the tiller on my then-new '79 H16 was aluminum. too slippery.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:48 am 
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Thanks for the feedback.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:50 am 
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I have an aluminum one.. and it can be slippery.. Just didn't want to pay for the cf one.. heh.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:54 am 
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Barren wrote:
I have an aluminum one.. and it can be slippery.. Just didn't want to pay for the cf one.. heh.

I put hockey tape on mine to resolve that. Tennis racket handle tape would work too I guess.

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