Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 2018 Cousin Constrictors 20% Off 728x90

Fresh In - Tiller Extensions at upffront.com

by Kerri Robson 15 Apr 17:00 BST
Tiller extensions for sale at upffront.com © Spinlock

Take a glance at upffront.com, and you'll see we've got a brand-new category: 'Steering Systems'.

In the future, this category will be stocked with all things steering such as wheels, rudder blades and complete steering systems (coming soon!) but to begin, we're kicking off with some terrific tiller extensions.

We are excited to now introduce six ranges of tiller extensions on upffront.com, from three big players: Spinlock, Harken and Ronstan.

First, we'll take a look at Spinlock.

The alloy, telescopic, EA tiller extension range from Spinlock is unique, colourful and powerful. Built to tackle rough conditions, the tiller extension's asymmetric handle makes light work of steering, reducing strain on the hand and wrist and offering accurate and precise control. The asymmetric handle also facilitates two handed helming which is useful for larger, tiller steered, keel boats.

In contrast, Spinlock's alloy, telescopic, EJ tiller extension features a slimmer, straight handled which is better for a smaller, more confined cockpit.

Both are available with either 'Swivel' or 'Diablo' rotating joints; the stainless steel 'Swivel' joint enables precise control, whilst the 'Diablo' joint returns the extension to a vertical position when not in use popular with single handed sailors.

The EA & EJ tiller extensions are available in five colours (black, orange, blue, silver and yellow) and four lengths: 600mm - 900mm, 750mm 1200mm, 950mm 1600mm, 1350mm 2000mm. The EA & EJ models are interchangeable and handles can be bought as accessories and changed depending on conditions.

Spinlock also offer the fixed length EJB tiller extension. The lightweight, non-tapered EJB is manufactured from anodised aluminium and utilises a 'Spinflex joint' which allows effortless 360 degree rotation.

The EJB comes in three fixed lengths: 600mm, 900mm and 1400mm and offers a secure and durable grip with its unique triple wave shaped handle that allows several comfortable hand positions.

Next, we are also excited to be stocking Harken tiller extensions.

Perfect for those searching for a 'no frills', high quality product, Harken's simple and lightweight tiller extension boasts a non-tapered, anodised aluminium body. A non-slip, UV protected, foam grip is perfect for either full "dagger grip" or "fingertip" steering. The universal joint smoothly rotates 360 degrees in a full and effortless motion and this fixed length tiller extension is available in black, in 6 lengths: 600mm, 760mm, 840mm, 915mm, 1070mm and 1220mm.

Finally, we also have two tiller extensions from Ronstan. Ronstan's 'Battlestick' is the self-professed 'next generation of sailing weaponry' and is available in two materials: alloy or carbon composite.

Precisely engineered, the carbon model features a fixed length, tapered profile which maximises resilience at the helmsman's end, whilst combining optimal stiffness and durability, with minimum weight.

In contrast, Ronstan's alloy 'Battlestick' combines a fluted (grooved) section, to reduce weight whilst increasing strength. It has an ergonomic EVA grip which transitions to an end knob, that is larger in diameter, ensuring safety and encouraging positive hand positioning.

Both the carbon and alloy 'Battlestick' utilise a 360-degree universal and are available in black, in 5 fixed lengths suitable for all classes and preferences: 610mm, 840mm, 1030mm, 1250mm and 2500m.

Finally, there is a range of four telescopic alloy 'Battlesticks', which achieve a maximum length of 2490mm (with 960mm of adjustment) with single or split EVA grips.

Have you checked out the new 'Steering Systems' category yet, or viewed the tiller extensions online? Explore our range of Tiller Extensions here.

Related Articles

Composite Backstays - Your Quick Performance Fix
Lighter, stronger, kinder and safer A properly designed and adjustable backstay system is key to sailing fast and safely through changing weather conditions. Switching from a wire or rod backstay to a composite backstay is one of the simplest ways of achieving a quick performance upgrade. Posted on 24 Jun
Performance Soft Shackles
Stronger and lighter than an aluminum shackle Designed in 2017, the Kohlhoff LOOP® Connectors provide a durable, strong, super-lightweight soft shackle which is perfect for splicing onto sheets or halyards. Posted on 21 Jun
Getting to Grips with Winch Handles
Considerations, current trends, alternatives... A winch handle is just a winch handle - right? It's true, but when buying a new one, there are a few things you need to consider. Posted on 17 Jun
Cleats, Clutches and Jammers
What's the difference? The following guide will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat. Posted on 14 Jun
Andersen Winch servicing
How do I find the manufacture date and version number? Andersen Winches are a big name in the boating business. Designed and manufactured in Denmark, Andersen Winches have earnt a reputation for building first class, high quality winches. Posted on 7 Jun
Jump Into a Career in Sailing
upffront.com are recruiting for several roles upffront.com are trying to revolutionise the sailing industry by turning the traditional distribution model on its head - and we are looking for new people to help us achieve our goals. Posted on 31 May
New in Genoa Sail Furling
Facnor LS/LX/RX available at upffront.com We've said it before, and we'll say it again: here at Upffront we are passionate about lighter, faster and safer sailing. As a result, we are constantly searching for performance orientated solutions that will optimise sailing for all. Posted on 24 May
nke Marine Electronics - Do I really need Wi-Fi?
Have your phone or tablet display wind, speed, and more More sailors are jumping on board with performance enhancing marine electronics than ever before, and we've had an influx of enquiries since adding nke Marine Electronics to upffront.com. Posted on 20 May
Measuring a Torsional Cable: Luff Length Troubles
Code Zero head and tack patches versus optimum luff length Previously on the upffront.com blog, we looked at how to measure a new torsional cable for your boat, and emphasised the importance of an accurate measurement to ensure a correct cable specification for your new code zero or downwind asymmetric. Posted on 15 May
Measuring Your Boat for a New Torsional Cable
Process for getting an accurate result You have decided to go for a new code zero or downwind asymmetric. To ensure the furling system fits your boat, it is important to take a physical measurement of the maximum space available from the drum to the full hoist position. Posted on 10 May