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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.)

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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.

Jim

Last edited by SEMIJim; 08-16-2008 at 11:06 AM.
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