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Old 17-09-2014, 16:31   #1
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Need A Tiller Head/Rudder Head

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I have a 1969 grampian GC31 that had a broken Edson Worm gear steering unit on it. I took the unit off to repair sometime down the road, but i am looking for a tiller head (or sometimes called a rudder head) to attach a tiller to the rudder shaft. I prefer used and cheap
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Old 17-09-2014, 18:21   #2
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Re: need a tiller head/rudder head

You'll need to tell us the diameter of the rudder shaft if you expect to much response.. Have a much used one for 1 5/8" shaft, $25 plus shipping.
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I've got an old edson worm gear steering unit - I would sell it to you for a reasonable price. Can't tell if I have the right size for you, tho. Need more info.
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Old 17-09-2014, 23:18   #4
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I'm such a ding bat! I believe the rudder shaft is 1", but I will have to confirm this weekend.


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I don't really need another worm drive and I'm not looking to spend what it would cost to ship, but thank you for the offer. I was looking online today, and I believe I can braze the broken pieces if I rent a good oxy torch...


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Your rudder shaft is way smaller than my worm gear. Shipping would be a b!tc#.

Brazing large pieces requires much heat. Try to locate a small forging furnace.

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Your rudder shaft is way smaller than my worm gear. Shipping would be a b!tc#.

Brazing large pieces requires much heat. Try to locate a small forging furnace.

Good luck.

Thanks for the offer anyway! THere are several shipyards here in Portland, I should be able to find something.... The pieces new from Edson are $670=tax +shipping! thats half what i paid for my boat!
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Re: Need A Tiller Head/Rudder Head

I had a friend at the dock measure, my rudder post is 1 1/4" diameter.
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Is the keyway on the front or the back of the ruddershaft?
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Is the keyway on the front or the back of the ruddershaft?
I believe on the front (I just sprayed some penatrant in there), but i will have to verify.
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I verified that the key is on the front of the rudder post.
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Good to know, I went through my spares and I don't have a 1 1/4.

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