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Pearson Ensign tiller re-laminated AKA:time waster

So, my tiller handle was all delaminated from years of sun and water. I set out to get it all back in order. A little hard to tell, but it's all rubber banded together here:


Then I got crazy with the Gorilla Glue and clamps:






Then I hit the Internet and found this:
APS - Wood Tillers & Carbon Fiber Wheels


BRAND NEW TILLERS FOR $83?! For some reason I had in my head that boats were expensive and this was worth trying to save... Well, guess I learned to research a little harder next time...

We'll see how it turns out anyways. Probably order a new one too. Dang.
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Re: Pearson Ensign tiller re-laminated AKA:time waster

I almost went down the same path as you, but on a whim, went to West Marine and found they had inexpensive tillers. Went home googled "tillers" and found even more inexpensive tillers.
But think of the experience you now have in laminating wood.
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LOL!!

Let me offer another tip for you:

WEAR DISPOSABLE GLOVES.

Good thing I work in the trades, because if I showed up at an office job tomorrow, I would just about get laughed out of the place...
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Better!!! Now I've just got to sand her up and put some kind of varnish on it.
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