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I have a C&C 35 Mk II, which had an Edson steering pedestal and wheel and which I removed, as I prefer a tiller. It has an emergency tiller which fits over a "rudder head" at the back of the cockpit (see picture here:

But is this really the rudder head? The emergency tiller fits over the 1-1/8" stainless cube, which becomes a threaded cylinder. The cylinder appears to be screwed into a bronze collar.

But is that right? Or is the stainless cube really the rudder head with a bronze collar fitter over it?

I would really like to buy or fabricate the piece to hold the tiller, but I can't quite figure out what I'm looking at. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

The "cube" is the machined end of the rudder post. The bronze collar threaded on the shaft below the "cube"appears to be the locking collar that locks the shaft into the shaft tube. There is likely a packing gland under the deck to prevent water infiltration around the shaft. Examination of the fitting for your emergency tiller will reveal what type fitting you will need to have fabricated for your tiller. For what its worth, you may find that you need an inconveniently long tiller to manage steering that yacht with much ease.

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