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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Good eye Matt, I had the same problem with my old hull, kept rubbing it with the handle.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:24 am 
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Both "tillers" were a hit this weekend. They liked it so much, they barely ever let me sail the boat.

Front seat with tiller and tiller extension prototype
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Back seat with PVC tiller prototype
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Matt, thank you for pointing out the upgraded handle and washer.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:08 am 
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Marc,
Great pictures to match our great weekend! Good job on the tiller extension and "child friendly" steering handle. Looks like you're kids are having a really good time commandeering your vessel. May I suggest that before they organize a full blown mutiny, you may want to get them their own boat. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:00 pm 
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Marc,
Another example of, "necessity is the mother of invention."
Great job! And I agree with sunEsailor, people have been lost at sea for less!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:04 pm 
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Sure. You could use this part, or you can screw any type of handle grip you want into the 1/4" 20 count socket on top the tiller.

NOHUHU, are you sure that is the correct spec. for the socket? I just got my new AI hull and urgently need to get my tiller extension set up. I notice RAM mounts have a 1" ball with 1/4" 20 TPI male thread. That opens a world of possibilities.
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults ... fault.aspx

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:32 pm 
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That's hilarious Chris. I was just looking at this item a few minutes ago for use with the RAM suction cup base, for camera-mounting on the bow, etc.

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Yes, the threads are right. That ball might not have enough thread on it to screw into the tiller's socket but it's worth a try.

Very interesting observation. I think it would look badass with an eight ball logo on it (or pirates flag). 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:26 am 
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Yeah, the thread in the rudder lever is recessed a bit, so it will probably only go in about 3½ turns. Still, with a bit of Loctite, that might be enough. Anyway, I've ordered one, plus a couple of adaptors which result in a RAM ball clamp attached rigidly to the end of a piece of ½" or 1" pipe. I have to wait for the parts to arrive from Nevada :roll: :roll: :roll: , so I'll report back in a week or two.

I've got one of those suction cups. It sticks fine just forward of the front crossbar, but the hull is too rough or too curved further back. I was fiddling with it earlier today and I was actually able to lift the end of the boat with it.

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