Originally Posted by limmer
I have a c&c
landfall 43 and it came with the emerg. tiller but for the life of me cant figure out how it would be attached. I have looked in the obvious place like under the aft bed
right where the rudder post and auto pilot are. I hope someone can help me with this issue, havnt talked to many people that own this boat but it gives me an uneasy feeling theres no back up steering
besides the auto pilot. cheers
If you have no through-deck access, you may want to consider putting one in. It isn't hard. You can purchase
a plate at most marine
stores. You would just have to have a long rudder post extension made.
I did that on my Passport 45, aft cabin
. I even went to the extreme of installing a bronze deck-plate and had a 4" long bushing machined, that I could screw into the threaded cover hole. The rudder shaft went through the hole and down to the rudder (in perfect alignment).
I kept the tiller on permanently and ran my windvane
lines to the tiller (instead of the wheel) to relieve stress on my steering cables
, improve windvane
performance and uncluttered the decks and cockpit
. It was brilliant and worked flawlessly for 80,000 miles without a single water
leak. I just had to grease the bearing once in awhile.