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Old 19-01-2014, 16:01   #1
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Installing a steering on a tiller

I would like to keep the tiller in function and adding a steering ,
did any one did a similar like installing steering syst like an out bord motor.

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Old 19-01-2014, 16:07   #2
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Re: Installing a steering on a tiller

Do you want to add wheel steering and keep the tiller or this about an autopilot on a Tiller??

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Old 19-01-2014, 18:12   #3
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Re: Installing a steering on a tiller

I have hydraulic steering on my Hallberg Rassy and a tiller. I have this arrangement because the boat came this way. I installed a valve to create a loop at the helm, to use the tiller for the windvane and/or as an emergency tiller. To be honest, If the boat had come with just a tiller, I would have preferred it that way.
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Old 19-01-2014, 18:29   #4
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Re: Installing a steering on a tiller

If I understand you correctly, you want to create a linkage or cable system connecting the tiller to a wheel. I can see no reason why it couldn't be done. I do seem to recall some old woodies having steering wheels linked to outboard mounted rudders with small tillers pointed aft.
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