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Old 11-09-2018, 18:39   #1
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I want a tiller extension that will fit over my Suzuki 20 hp throttle, it measures slightly over 1.6 diameter, not circumference. So call it 1.75.
I only need a foot or so, maybe 18, but am finding it hard to find one online that will fit over the large throttle. It seems most are intended for trolling motors.
Does anyone have a suggestion for one that will fit a large throttle grip? If it can be had from Amazon, even better.
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Old 11-09-2018, 18:44   #2
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PVC pipe and a heat gun !
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Old 11-09-2018, 20:04   #3
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I'm all for making one, but for 18.00, don't think I could do better




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I had thought 2 PVC pipe, cut four slots so a hose clamp can clamp it down, then a reducer to a smaller pipe, put a motorcycle grip on it.
But if I can buy one, why not?
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1.5" PVC /w slots. Expand pipe to fit over throttle.
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Old 12-09-2018, 04:27   #6
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If you want to get really fancy Carbon Marine makes a carbon fiber extention.

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I saw a dinghy recently with a cutoff wiffle bat as a tiller extension. Looked perfect lol
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If you have the $$$$ there is always some pretty chandlery online to take them off you !
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I ordered the $18 on Amazon.
It would likely cost me that much or close to it to make, and I still have Boat projects to do.
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I found a short section of a ProFurl in a free bin down in Bocas and added a short piece of old sani-hose and a bit of PVC pipe, it works ok. The $19 job looks better.
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