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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:16 pm 
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I’d like to have a way to lock the handle on the steering rudder.
On a long trip with an outboard, it would be very easy not to keep steering. Auto-semi-pilot AI...lol
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:12 pm 
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Simplest way would be to get a 1/4 -20 eyebolt and screw it into the tiller and all the way through so it hits the gunwale. You could add a protective strip of some sort under the tiller if you are worried about gunwale marking.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:46 pm 
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stringy wrote:
Simplest way would be to get a 1/4 -20 eyebolt and screw it into the tiller and all the way through so it hits the gunwale. You could add a protective strip of some sort under the tiller if you are worried about gunwale marking.


Or tie a leash to the head and tie or cleat off to some point forward. Instead of a bolt could fit the PA steering knob maybe?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:12 pm 
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WAVERIDER wrote:
stringy wrote:
Simplest way would be to get a 1/4 -20 eyebolt and screw it into the tiller and all the way through so it hits the gunwale. You could add a protective strip of some sort under the tiller if you are worried about gunwale marking.


Or tie a leash to the head and tie or cleat off to some point forward. Instead of a bolt could fit the PA steering knob maybe?


I did the tie off method to something in front. It didn’t work as expected.
Stringy method is interesting. I’ll give it a try in a couple weeks.

Anyone else have any suggestions I am opened to it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 am 
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Flip up the rudder, lock the outboard, and go?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:10 pm 
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Well the gunwale is not wide enough to do Stringy suggestion.
Hmmmm


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:55 pm 
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for a single hole?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:07 pm 
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Tech wrote:
Well the gunwale is not wide enough to do Stringy suggestion.
Hmmmm

That’s a shame Tech. I have the older angled tiller and there is plenty of gunwale.
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In the straight ahead position is there no gunwale under the tiller? As Tony said you don’t need much. Maybe you could adjust the tiller angle by re-tying the steering lines?
Another option I seem to remember from ages back was to jam some stretched bungee cord between tiller and gunwale. When you release the cord it expands and locks in place.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Why aren't you securing the rudder in the up position and steering with the outboard tiller?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Sailorv wrote:
Why aren't you securing the rudder in the up position and steering with the outboard tiller?


They hold a heading much much better with the rudder down.

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