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Old 26-04-2016, 18:27   #1
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Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

Hello,
Looking for marine wood shop to duplicate or make a tiller in southern cal.
There was one but sounds like the place went out a business.
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

What boat? You can buy tillers from West Marine. There are a few, one usually could fit.
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Old 26-04-2016, 19:05   #3
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Thanks, but those stock tillers are kind of low profile, need more raise.
The boat is soverel 33.
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Try ruddercraft.com. I ordered a new tiller for my Tartan 30 last week.

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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

There is a company in Idaho that has a long list of stock tillers and will do custom if stock doesn't work. IIRC there old Website was idahosailor.com but have changed their name. If that doesn't work, Google should turn it up. They did a custom tiller for me with quick turn around and good pirice
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There is a company in Idaho that has a long list of stock tillers and will do custom if stock doesn't work. IIRC there old Website was idahosailor.com but have changed their name. If that doesn't work, Google should turn it up. They did a custom tiller for me with quick turn around and good pirice
Looks like the place became Rudder Craft.
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Old 27-04-2016, 07:39   #7
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+3 for Rudder Craft. Not in SoCal but quick to respond, good people and good quality products.
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

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.
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Any good boat woodwork shop should do it for you. Try Seattle or Port Townsend WA.
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Hello,
Looking for marine wood shop to duplicate or make a tiller in southern cal.
There was one but sounds like the place went out a business.
Thank you,
Years age, I've seen chandlers supplying a no. of shapes of laminated tillers. I would hunt around. I'm not sure most wood shops would have a steam box? In a pinch an ax handle works great, just not pretty.
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Re: Who duplicate a tiller in SoCal?

minneys in costa mesa used to have some.. not even used much .... try there...
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You don't need a steam box. I've made a couple over the years. You use strips of wood maybe 1/4" thick. Lay out your shape with blocks screwed onto a piece of plywood. You bend each strip and lay it on the next one. Be sure to make them extra long as they are hard to get in place. Of course you epoxy each layer (or Recorsinol glue). Clamp them intimately and let set up. Next day you band saw the final shape, sand and "bob's yer unkle". The multi layer style is stronger/less crack prone than one solid piece of wood anyway.
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I second Minney's in Costa Mesa
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There is a great marine cabinet maker shop below UK Sails on Abbot Kinney in Venice /Marina Del Rey
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You don't need a steam box. I've made a couple over the years. You use strips of wood maybe 1/4" thick. Lay out your shape with blocks screwed onto a piece of plywood. You bend each strip and lay it on the next one. Be sure to make them extra long as they are hard to get in place. Of course you epoxy each layer (or Recorsinol glue). Clamp them intimately and let set up. Next day you band saw the final shape, sand and "bob's yer unkle". The multi layer style is stronger/less crack prone than one solid piece of wood anyway.
I'm have to cede. I guess with thin enough ply a steam box would not be needed.
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