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post #10 of Old 07-09-2015
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Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

We have the same setup. I started with a piece of 1/4" starboard. I used the small monitor blue vane and traced the slot pattern onto the starboard. The L bracket was just a piece of flat aluminum bar that I bent and drilled for the bolts. Lastly, I used a small piece of bungee cord to keep the tiller arm from jumping off of the bolt.

The rail mount was a repurposed bracket that I had for another purpose. I was able to drill a hole for the tiller pilot mount that just slides into the slot.

The tiller pilot has worked well under sail or power.
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Brian & Marya
S/V Indigo
Pacific Seacraft 34
Hull #281

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