Voted Best on Test by Practical Boat Owner Magazine in the UK.
The WaveFront TillerClutch, lighter, simpler and easier to use than the other units tested.
Link to Test on Practical Boat Owner Website
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Review Tiller Locks and Clutches from Practical Boat Owner Sept 2015
In use, we found the TillerClutch to be the easiest and quickest to flick on and off thanks to its mounting location and the design of the lever.Practical Baot Owner Magazine Sept 2015.
We found this product online. Made in the USA by WaveFront Marine and now available from Force 4.
It’s a similar idea to the Tiller Lock, but in a much smaller package. Made from anodised aluminium with stainless fastenings, it’s designed to be screwed to the handle end of the tiller so that the clutch lever can be operated with one hand while steering normally. A 5mm line is supplied, and, like the Tiller Tamer, is designed to be cleated at each end for quick release.
In use, we found the TillerClutch to be the easiest and quickest to flick on and off thanks to its mounting location and the design of the lever. It gripped the line well and the captive line was in no danger of falling out.
Summary of the TillerClutches and Locks Tested
Our favourite of the bunch was the TillerClutch, the simple yet compact design of which allowed you to flick the lock on and off as required in no time at all.
The Midshipman II Tiller Lock was a similar concept and held the line effectively, but the line was liable to fall out of the sheave when disengaged if it wasn’t tight enough.
The Davis Tiller Tamer held the line captive and you could adjust the friction to suit your needs, but it was slow to release and engage and had the potential for snags.