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Going to install a tiller tamer.

After drilling holes for screws, how would you protect the tiller from rot?

Silicone grease?
Epoxy into the holes? (That's what I did for the autopilot pin)
Marine calk under the hardware?
 

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Nothing so far in 5 yrs of screwing in tiller tamer screws. Nor screws for tiller extension and holder............

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Bedding compound is a product expressly developed for bedding items on boats. It is inexpensive, easy to work with and very easy to clean up. Available at any decent marine supply store.
 

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As a wooden kayak builder, we just use silicone to bed small screws like you find with the tiller tamer in wood. I have bedded in epoxy as well when it was handy. And by silicone I mean an appropriate marine grade one not for the bathroom or aquarium.

Not sure you would have a problem though on a tiller given how they are put together but it never hurts. Hate to see the tell tale ring around a screw that wasn't sealed correctly in nicely finished wood.
 
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