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Old 27-04-2016, 12:04   #16
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

I know someone in San Diego who can make it for you. Please send me a pm if you near SD.
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Old 27-04-2016, 13:28   #17
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

Peterbeale is right . I had one custom made to accommodate my tiller pilot. the name is Tom Adams woodworking Abbot Kinney St close to Venice Blvd.
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Old 27-04-2016, 13:48   #18
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No time for a DIY masterpiece? You could even incorporate some Carbon Fiber (& S-glass), plus some inlays, for a Very sexy new 'driving handle'.
They're not tough to do, & there's plenty of info on the subject, readily available.
The man is only looking for a replacement tiller. Hot something high tech.?
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Old 27-04-2016, 13:56   #19
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

I did mine a couple a months ago, easy to do.
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Old 27-04-2016, 14:09   #20
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I did mine a couple a months ago, easy to do.
Looks great!
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Old 27-04-2016, 19:20   #21
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

I made one myself for my boat. Used the old one as a template, got marine grade plywood and reinforced it with some stringers, covered it in surfboard foam, glass and gelcoat. Then again, I shape surfboards in my spare time.
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Old 27-04-2016, 19:30   #22
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

Thanks,
I used to shape surfboards myself, too.lol.
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Old 27-04-2016, 20:54   #23
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

Cadence, when I mentioned Carbon, I was referring to adding some, into the tiller blank's layup. To be used to accentuate the wood. Much as is done by using various species of lumber to do so when laying up a custom, wood laminate tiller blank. And, or, as can be done via wooden inlays. So that you wind up with a finished product which is easily as beautiful as is one made out of only wood laminates.

The DIY reference was to building one's tiller solo, or with your mates helping you, primarily out of wood. And I was stating that there's plenty of literature out there on how to create such things, for whom such a project is new.

The mention of non-wood reinforcements wasn't an effort to convince him to go to a high tech tiller, made of Carbon Fiber pre-pregs, & Vectran or Basaltic Fiber.
Though there's not a thing wrong with such. And they're also generally more immune to the weather than is wood. Ergo, my reasoning for the mention of adding some S-glass, in order to strengthen things, without it being visually apparent, in an otherwise, all wooden tiller.

It seems that my intentions were lost in translation. But... read & react to them as you will.
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

PS: To add a bit of common sense insight to my rant, & expound on the above post.

Tillers are notorious for failing at/near their mounting bolts/heads, where they mate up with the rudder. A (semi) commonly known fact.
So from that POV, it only makes sense to add some extra, semi weather-immune, reinforcements in that area. And it's easy enough to laminiate it into the tiller blank. Be it; G10 (colored to your liking, even to match the wood), Carbon, E-glass, S-glass, or other.

Also, many often fail along their lamination lines. So by adding a layer or two of; Xynole Polyester, Spectra cloth, or even E or S-glass, set in epoxy, to the tiller's exterior, you give it much better long term weather resistance. Assuming that is, that you keep up on the varnish which is applied overtop of the epoxy.
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Old 29-04-2016, 18:07   #25
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

Try H & L Marine Woodworking
In Rancho Dominguez, just North of San Pedro
323 636 1718
I have used them for several projects. They do good work.
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Try H & L Marine Woodworking
In Rancho Dominguez, just North of San Pedro
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I have used them for several projects. They do good work.
Thanks, but that place went out business.
When did you use them?
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It was three years ago, just before we took off. Had no idea they closed. They had been there for years.
We are in Fiji now, so a little out of the local loop
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