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Old 22-02-2011, 06:27   #1
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Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

Does anyone know of one that will fit it?

Even if I have to tape up the handle, or hack off that nub on the end, to get it on.

I know...I know, just make your own! The problem is, the tiller on this motor is a little too short, even if you are sitting in the back of the boat. It's a little uncomfortable for longer rides.

So, I'd really like to get a telescoping one that will adjust from a length where I can steer from the center bench if I'm alone, or the back bench if I'm not the only one in the dink.
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Old 22-02-2011, 07:17   #2
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

I m sure you can buy a telascoping handle I just used the correct length of pvc pipe
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Old 22-02-2011, 08:17   #3
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

I saw several for sale at Cabellas this weekend. The prices ranged from $15 - $60. depending on the length, etc. You can probably view them on line, but they all looked like they would fit most 2 hp motors.
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

I have that same motor and the same need to operate it from further forward in my dingy for purposes of trim. I found that a piece of schedule 40 pvc works just fine. Slips over the handle with just enough friction to operate the throttle.
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I've used a length of clear PVC tube on my 9.9 Honda. I can't see why a skinnier bit wouldn't work on my 2 HP.
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Old 22-02-2011, 17:01   #7
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

Tiller extensions are a very ordinary solution, not least because the turning arc gets larger and more unmanagable and the lock further outboard. Been there, done that.

A much better solution is to mount the engine on the starboard aft quarter (for right-handers) so that the controls are conveniently alongside.

All it takes is about two dollars worth of wood to make the bracket and then problem is solved.

BTW, I have the exact same engine and the solution really works. I'll take a couple of pix for you today and post later.
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

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Does anyone know of one that will fit it?

Even if I have to tape up the handle, or hack off that nub on the end, to get it on.

I know...I know, just make your own! The problem is, the tiller on this motor is a little too short, even if you are sitting in the back of the boat. It's a little uncomfortable for longer rides.

So, I'd really like to get a telescoping one that will adjust from a length where I can steer from the center bench if I'm alone, or the back bench if I'm not the only one in the dink.
Two lengths of PVC.

PS: mine are split at the end and a clamp is used to hold it on........but then I use on a 9.9 and 15hp. A lot of scary if it falls off at the wrong moment. Ya just don't want that to happen........ever.
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

PS to my post #7...

Grunzster, a tiller extension is useless for that motor (honda 2hp, 4 stroke?) because it has no gears - forward is via throttle and reverse is throttle plus a 180 degree rotation.

And rotating the engine from a forrard position with a tiller extension! Well, try to imagine it

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PS to my post #7...

Grunzster, a tiller extension is useless for that motor (honda 2hp, 4 stroke?) because it has no gears - forward is via throttle and reverse is throttle plus a 180 degree rotation.


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I have always driven my outboards with my left hand - I am right handed.

No gears? Oh.................had one like that one time......changes things.
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

I think a tiller extension is a great idea, it should help you trim your boat out.
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

I just ordered one from West, similar to the HelmsMate. Worst case I'll have to wrap the handle, to get it to clamp tight enough.

Good point about the gears, but you don't exactly go too fast with that motor anyway. I can step back as I get closer to the dock, or mothership so I can rotate, if I need to.
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I just ordered one from West, similar to the HelmsMate.
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Hopefully those have improved in quality since I had one years ago.

A failure helped me go to PVC.
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I have always driven my outboards with my left hand - I am right handed.

No gears? Oh.................had one like that one time......changes things.
Well, technically always in gear of course; can't go to neutral or reverse.
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Re: Tiller Extension for Honda 2HP

Further to earlier posts...

Tiller extensions do the job for a long straight run up the river or to your fishing spot - but aren't much good for tender work where maneuverability is the prime requirement. Anyway, seems Grunzster that you're going to get an extension so I hope it does what you're needing.

But maybe bookmark this post in case it doesn't?

For the 2hp to provide the maneuverability, you'll need to be able to spin it 360 degrees with ease - or at the very least 180 degrees. It should be obvious that you simply can't do that with an extension. Even turning it 90 degrees will have you reaching out over the water.

Anyway, fwiw, here are some pics of my setup that works superbly. It's just two pieces of half inch ply cut to shape, glues together and mounted for convenience right beside where I sit. Total cost under ten dollars.
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