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Old 11-15-2012
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Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

I found a used wheel pedestal assembly on Craigslist. I had to remove it from an old Islander MKII 30. I plan to install it on my 1967 C&C 31 Corvette. It is not going to be an easy retrofit. My rudder shaft is only 1-3/16" diameter. The donor boat had a 2" rudder shaft. The wheel that was mounted to the donor boat looks to be too large to fit under my cockpit so I think I will have to trim it. It is an Edson pedestal and wheel.

Attached are some pictures of what I'm up against.

Comments? Suggestions?
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File Type: jpg Steering Tube Area.jpg (34.0 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg Floor Space.jpg (37.1 KB, 89 views)
File Type: jpg S5030875.JPG (51.9 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg Steering Tube2.jpg (22.3 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg Donor_Boat.jpg (96.0 KB, 79 views)
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