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Rooster Carbon Laser Tiller

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Take your Laser sailing to the next level with carbon tillers and extensions from Rooster Sailing. The Rooster Carbon Tiller is made from high quality carbon fiber with a stainless plate and cleat for downhaul. It is the go to choice for Laser sailors around the world. Pair with a Rooster Carbon Extension (see related products) for the ultimate set up.

  • The strongest tiller on the market utilizing space age technology.
  • Manufactured on a mandrill with pre-preg materials to produce the most consolidated carbon fibres ever!
  • Each tiller is wound with 45 degree twill to improve the tillers hoop strength and make it bash and crush resistant.
  • Fitted with a stainless steel plate to prevent traveller wear.
  • Aluminum cleat allows easy and efficient use of a rudder pull down rope

From Rooster Sailing:
The Laser tiller is the one piece of equipment that Laser Sailors are prepared to spend their money on. But why?

The big problem for Laser Sailors is; to get the maximum power out of the rig in medium winds, they need to get maximum leach tension on the sail. This is achieved by using the mainsheet to tension the leach alone. Kicker tension simply reduces the leach tension as the boom is also a pusher into the mast (bending it) as well as a 'puller down'.

So the obvious answer is to use the mainsheet. However, in marginal hiking conditions the mainsheet keeps pulling the boom into the middle of the boat, due to its action from the ratchet block and the traveller system which encourages the boom into the centre of the boat (the natural highest place). Some sailors find it easier to just use kicker to keep the boom on the corner, but unfortunately they loose pointing ability and speed due to the lack of leach tension. In an ideal world the traveler should be higher at the edges, thus allowing the boom to want to stay outboard. Unfortunately the Laser tiller gets in the way. The higher the tiller, the higher the traveller in the middle. So that is why top Laser sailors spend amounts of money on a carbon tiller so that it can be as low as possible and still stiff enough not to bang on the traveler cleat.

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  • 5
    Rooster Carbon Laser/ILCA tiller

    Comes with an RWO Omniflex universal joint saddle to connect your tiller extension. Overall, a good design. Would be even better if the bottom of the rudder end had some ridges to butt up against the inside of the rudder head cheeks, and if a corrosion inhibitor like lanocote was used between the aluminum cam cleat and its stainless mounting screws.

    - Paul G

  • 5
    This tiller is simply the stiffest I have found for Laser sailing.

    This tiller is simply the stiffest I have found. Previously had an XD tiller, but it constantly hit the central traveller cleat whenever there was a decent amount of traveller tension. No such problems with the rooster tiller, plenty of clearance over the cleat whilst being really low at the back to enable very tight traveller line and this more leach tension when block to block

    - Duncan W.