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 Post subject: Steering Handle Extender
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:52 pm 
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The AI steering handle is small and hours of controlling it can be tiring on your thumb and hand. My handiman friend, Dave Whitford, made a handle extender for his AI. He used parts he had around his shop. I decided to do the same, but went to West Marine for parts. I picked up 2 SS 1x4" Strap Tangs. For a knob at the end, I used a Bimini Top Hardware eye end (West #11707). The result is shown in the pictures.
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The hinge at the steering handle allows it to lie flat against the hull.

Keith


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:06 pm 
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Great idea Keith ! I like it. Using the standard rudder handle can be a bit kludgy at times. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 8:27 am 
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I used your idea and materials to build the handle extension. Works great. Love it. Thanks!


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