Here's how I installed it.
Make sure steering lines are tight.
First set the rudder to neutral. Mark one steering line right where it exists. Then move rudder full extension to the opposite side. The cable will move outward and that's what you want to measure.
Realize the cable dot representing neutral moves twice this distance from one extreme to the other.
The tamer will not work with spectra. It requires a thick line for the clamp to work. So on side of the tamer you will need at least the distance the
dot moved, plus something to attach spectra to. (use the old stuff salvaged from the rudder up down kit)The latter is what I used to mount to the rudder bell fixture pictured here. It's a good idea before starting to reach inside and feel around for the posts, the lines leading aft, etc to familarize yourself on how the concept works. This photo requires "click" to blow up.
Figure where you want the tamer. Most likely fwd of the side netting ahead of the steering handle. I went fwd past the flat spot there due to upside down storage configuration problems.
Drill two small holes spaced the width of the tamer, just large enough for the smallest grommet you can buy from Ace. Before forcing the grommets into the holes thread the spectra through them, pushing the long end into the hull, and pulling it out through the center hatch. I then made a large knot on the opposite end and by pulling on the long end of the spectra used the knot to help me push the grommet into the hole with a finger nail file.
Thread the tamer with it's cord.
Now attach one piece of spectra to the nylon tamer cord
Now position the tamer. I used 5". Mark where the butt end is. DO NOT FASTEN DOWN!!!
Trim off the excess spectra next to the nylon tamer; trim it also and burn slightly to prevent unraveling.
Having partner or duct tape, hold the port line reach inside and find the port post.
Make sure the port spectra line is not twisted inside around anything.
Here's the tricky part.
Pull the line tight so you can feel the post, with your fingers, the spectra between your fingers. Withdraw your hand, mark the spectra, and tie a slip not so it will end up being closed on the mark. Practice on a pencil first.
I didn't have the right size crimps to make a post loop, but that might be a better alternative.
Slip the knot over the post. Holding the tamer test moving the rudder handle and make sure your length of the joined nylon/spectra is the proper length.
Make a rough cut on the nylon tamer cord so it's the approximate length for the stbd connection.. Mark where the spectra should be attached. Do it. Trim everything up as you did with the port line.
Repeat for the stbd spectra line inside the hull..
Getting the pices of spectra line the right length is difficult. But now just push the tamer fwd to remove any slack. You can see I didn't have it quite right, but it works. Marke the screw holes for the tamer,drill out with a smaller bit, and screw them down.
The grommet are not the best solution. They are not WT. Plus the spectra will cut the hell out of them. But sufficient to test until someone posts a better solution, or I find one.
When will I test? After March 4th. Doing a house exchange for the next month.
But the wait will be good for you guys. Maybe one will also do this test. What do you have to lose except $25 and the possibility of having to fill in four holes with goop?.
Finally I note even just increasing the friction a bit may help avoid over steering as you can (on dry land anyway) tweak your rudder handle.