Classic Cruiser tiller lock - Midshipman
Suitable for any tiller steered yacht or sports boat.
Simple mechanism allows tiller to be set and adjusted - indispensable for short-handed sailing.
The Snubber/bungy in the rope means it holds far better course than simply lashing the tiller.
The rope knock-out design means it can be quickly disconnected in an emergency.
The device consists of a sheave and lever cam with a toothed slider, mounted in a block which is fitted beneath the tiller. The rope is fitted across the after part of the cockpit with a means of keeping it under tension. When locked onto the rope, the toothed slider prevents the tiller from moving in either direction.
Releasing the lock (by turning the lever to port) immediately frees the tiller and allows the rope to ride freely over the sheave for manual steering. In an emergency, or when the device is not required, the rope can easily be snapped out of the block with a downward pull, clearing the tiller.