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post #5 of Old 08-16-2008
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Originally Posted by miggidy View Post
The tiller on my Columbia 22' busted the other day after 30+ years good service.
The PO had to replace the (laminated) tiller on our boat. (He gave us the old one, too.)

Originally Posted by miggidy View Post
I've been looking around to find replacement tillers, but they all seem to be mahogany/ash laminates.

Is there any particular reason for this, and does anyone know where to buy solid wood tillers?
Yes: A properly made laminate is far stronger than a single piece of wood and is more dimensionally stable.

Btw: If you want to keep your tiller in good shape, make a nice tiller cover for it out of something water- and sun-repellent, such as Sunbrella, and keep it covered when the boat's in her slip. The Admiral made ours out of left-over Sunbrella fabric she bought to make our winch covers and to replace the blue fabric on our lifeline cushions with matching red.


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