I have a very old, vintage 1995 Wave that I bought when I was in college. I have converted it to a club wave and done all sorts of upgrades to it over the years. One of the things I did last year out of necessity was that I had to replace the old curved rubber tiller bar (I redneck-engineered it for a short time with two pieces of radiator hoses and hose clamps!) with the newer style tiller bar that uses joints that look like they have a small piece of PEX tubing in them.
Well, after installing the new tiller bar, I noticed that the rudders now aim apart from each other when looking at the rear of the boat, almost like the tiller bar is too short or something. I've sailed it a few times, but obviously, this causes some performance degradation (until you fly a hull!) Any way to correct this glitch?
I'm thinking about cutting the tiller bar in the middle, and then "sleeving" a slightly smaller, or larger piece of alumnium piping on it, and fastening it in place to compensate for the lack of length. Would this work? Any better solutions?