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Old 02-03-2014
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Re: why so long?

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
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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