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A baseball bat for a tiller handle......hmmmm....... I had one made into a coat/hat hanger when I was younger. Loved that thing. Made one later for my sons.........
For that use, why not! Not sure I would want one on say a westsail 32 or equal bigger boat. But a smaller 20 something boat, what the hay.
Then again, some TP52's re coming out with tillers more than wheels. IIRC one yr had 12 made, 11 were tillers vs one wheel steered! Grant a TP 52 is a 52' sport boat for the races that are being done in the med, not for trans-pac races as originally designed........tillers appear to be metal or composite from pics.............
that is as far as i will comment from a 2 yr old thread being revived! LOL along with my 8' pram I built as a teen had a solid tiller, my stepdads 21' boat he built was also solid intially, until a shop class I had in 9th grade, I made a laminate tiller. My tiller on my 30'r is solid now that I think about it..........a laminate would look better........hmmmmmmm... dang it, another project to worry about.......... shoot the person for bringing the thread back up, or better yet, Hit him with a baseball bat!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!