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post #4 of Old 04-26-2009
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I had the same problem. I first tried inserting a couple of hardwood dowels with Gorilla Glue to hold things together. Unfortunately, whatever was making the laminate fail wound up also rotting the dowels. I then thru bolted a big stainless bolt with large washers on either side. That did the trick. Ugly, but strong. I eventually wound up just replacing the tiller. I have had no problems with the new tiller, but I put that down to a new tiller cover that extends all the way to the back of the stock. The previous cover left the very end exposed.
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