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Old 01-18-2014
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Re: why so long?

Could you make a curved tiller, with an extension, to give yourself enough room? Like this:

Karl's Cape Cod Boat Shop -- Custom sailboat tillers increase your steering control!

You can get hardware for making your own extension:

https://www.whitworths.com.au/main_i...AbsolutePage=1

If you do switch to wheel steering, make sure you keep access to the rudderhead easy, so when the wheel gear fails you can easily install an emergency tiller.
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Last edited by manatee; 01-18-2014 at 07:11 PM.
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