Spinlock's asymmetric extension improves helming performance by providing more feedback for accurate and precise control, and increasing mobility so the helmsman can maintain the optimum position for control, visibility and reduced pain and fatigue. The asymmetric grip fits the hand better and supports the wrist. Helming with two hands allows the arms to relax in a more comfortable, elbows-down position.
The extensions can be quickly released from the tiller for stowage. The Diablo universal is preferred by single-handed yachtsmen because the windsurfing-style universal joint returns the extension to the vertical position when released, making it easy to find. The SPEA900SG has a foam grip on the tube.
Diablo extensions require a 3 to 4 week special order.
Similar in construction to Spinlock's ES asymmetric handle tiller extensions, these feature a slimmer, joystick-style grip which is great for boats with a smaller cockpit or for hiking or fast tacking. Can be upgraded to handle grip by adding the EA-HDL handle (see Spinlock Tiller Extension Accessories).
The Diablo universal stands the extension up when released, keeping it from jamming the tiller and making it easier to find. The SLEA900SG has extra foam grip.
Replacement tiller extension parts are model specific. The C/Series are for pre-1998 extensions while the E/Series are for extensions made from 1998 forward. C/Series and E/Series parts are NOT interchangable.
Constructed of white powder-coated, anodized aluminum or carbon fiber tube with stainless steel universal. Built for offshore racing. Extensions have a trigger type adjustment with an infinite number of locking positions (lengths).
The TFP Quick Release universal allows easy removal of the extension from the tiller. Also available with optional StaFAST universal to hold extension exactly where you leave it (extension is permanently mounted to the tiller). No more sliding down out of reach.
Length 31" - 41".
Forespar Twist-Lock Tiller Extensions
Forespar's composite cam locks allow the twist lock extension to lock into place with a crisp, positive bite, while freely unlocking with a quick turn of the wrist.
The TFP Quick Release universal fitting can be instantly fastened to the tiller by simply depressing the plunger and inserting the detent pin into the special tubular fitting supplied. Another easy push on the plunger releases the stick from the tiller.
The SF StaFast universal fitting holds the tiller extension exactly where you leave it. No more sliding down out of reach.
Adjustable length aluminum shaft with a foam grip and ball end. Uses the R3133 Ronstan quick release rubber universal. Features positive twist lock telescope feature. Tubes are 5/8" (16 mm) and 3/4" (20 mm) in diameter and the foam grip is 1-1/4" (30 mm) in diameter, not counting the ball end. Four size models to choose from:
Due to the overall dimensions of tiller extensions over 60", our carriers classify them as "oversized". Please click here for more information.
Ladder extensions have a 5/8" aluminum shaft that's fluted for extra rigidity, and a three rung foam grip. Grip has a 7/8" diameter (22 mm). Uses the RF3133 Rubber Universal Joint. RF3116 is 26" (660mm) long and weighs 14.4 oz (400 g). RF3118 is 36" (914mm) and weighs 17.6 oz (500 g).
The Harken tiller extensions are perfect for light air and heavy air conditions where body placement is key for successful boat speed. The tillers are constructed of lightweight aluminum that is easy on the arms with a grip that is larger at the end to keep the hand from slipping off. Flexible rubber joints that offer a multi-directional use. It's black-anodized in areas for protection against corrosion.
Extensions are easy to detach by snapping off the plastic cover. Available in six fixed lengths.