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post #84 of Old 02-03-2014
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Re: why so long?

Originally Posted by manatee View Post
Actually, instead of mechanical linkages, I was thinking of a block and tackle system with multi-part purchase to gain mechanical advantage.....

DANG! --- we really could use a tongue-in-cheek smilie ---
Well, I have never seen such a set up employed as part of a steering system on any modern boat, other than as part of a connection of a windvane to a wheel... Probably, for good reason... :-)

The desire to inject and configure needlessly complex solutions to problems that shouldn't exist to begin with, never ceases to amaze... :-)

That tiller can easily be shortened considerably... Keep in mind, any tillerpilot that might be used on that boat, will likely attach to the tiller at a point only 18 inches forward of the rudder post...
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