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Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering
Given the severe angle of the rudder stock you'll probably have to go to a quadrant style that is swinging aft of the shaft.. fwd will run into the undersole. You will also need a pretty positive 'lock' onto the rudder stock so that it will never slip - usually involves drilling for a pin. That'll be fun under there!!
Can't say I'm terribly enamoured of that project for that boat. I'd be happier with a tiller I think..
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