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    Default Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    Posted on the DCA facebook site.

    Not seen this before. At 6.33 watch him attach the tiller. Can go either way! As he shows later through a tack at 13.30. Lots of interesting details...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8SgZSs...fauxfullscreen

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    Real contradictions. Shroud needles from the 10th century and a very sophisticated, hard to make tiller fitting.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    Well the natural crook boat prop is a must.

    The plate and rod tiller arm just goes through drilled and slotted keel band pieces.

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    Those shroud needles look like they could be useful on a small boat with Dyneema rigging. The tiller fitting is very 19th century Industrial Revolution, "we can make anything as long as we can cast it". I am not sure why it was used, as a standard tiller would have been fine on that boat. No mizzen to interfere. Probably used it because he had it?

    Flipping the tiller like that means forward-back isn't always left-right. Perhaps he flips it so pulling the tiller always makes the boat bear up?
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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    Quote Originally Posted by robm View Post
    I am not sure why it was used, as a standard tiller would have been fine on that boat. No mizzen to interfere. Probably used it because he had it?

    Flipping the tiller like that means forward-back isn't always left-right. Perhaps he flips it so pulling the tiller always makes the boat bear up?
    It is very efficient. Like a yoke and steering ropes you are never sitting in the way to prevent the tiller from being put hard over.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.


    From the same YouTube channel
    Steve

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    For years I sailed a boat with a push pull tiller on starboard, it was great. But then I got into another boat with the same set-up on port. It made me me look like a damned fool!
    Don't do it!

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    What’s that elastic recoil on the nail head support as he rivets itat 19 minutes? Never seen that. A boatbuilding God.
    Last edited by Edward Pearson; 10-12-2018 at 03:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    For years I sailed a boat with a push pull tiller on starboard, it was great. But then I got into another boat with the same set-up on port.
    He is probably used to it, changing on every tack. He would look like a fool on one tack or the other, in your boat. He is used to pulling to bear up, just as a conventional tiller user learns to push the tiller towards the sail to bear up.

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    Default Re: Variation on the Norwegian tiller.

    very interesting video

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