38038Re: Suggestions for home-built tiller extension and universal joint?
- Aug 3, 2004
> Any suggestions for a "better" solution?This worked very well for me.
I made two wooden parts. The first was the actual tiller extension
which was very light, only about 1/2" square section and 24" long. I
would have made it sturdier, except that's the stock I had on hand.
It worked fine.
The second part was a sort of squared-off U shape. The opening in
the U was a working fit for the width of the extension. The U (lying
flat on the tiller) was pivoted on a vertical bolt thru the base of
the U and down thru the tiller. The extension was pivoted on a
horizontal bolt thru the arms of the U.
Of course, you want the grain of the U to run along the arms.
Clear? Anyway, good little universal joint, and worked like a charm.
18' Rhodes Mariner.
Total cost? Stock was on hand. I may have bought the bolts. Varnish
was on-hand. Maybe $0.50.
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