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  • Nels
    ... From: Nels To: bolger@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 10:44 AM Subject: Re: (bolger) widening holes . . . ... From: ~Edwin ~ To:
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Nels
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 10:44 AM
      Subject: Re: (bolger) widening holes . . .

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: ~Edwin ~
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 10:24 AM
      Subject: Re: [bolger] widening holes . . .

      Bill, I am a complete novice at this - but sometimes this can shed 'new light' on a situation. Anyway why does your tiller "waggle"? What becomes loose? Would not developing a better support for the tiller be easier. I have also heard of using a 'shock absorber' on the tiller, such as a bungee cord. We use a lot of bungees in canoeing which is mostly what I do. May not be seamanlike, but they work!

      Nels Arvidson

      >From: "Bill Samson"
      >Reply-To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [bolger] widening holes . . .
      >Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:31:04 +0100
      >Hi guys,
      >Following the interesting thread regarding rudder stocks for Micro, I've got
      >a notion to change the one in my Chebacco.
      >When I built her I put in a 1" dia galvanised steel stock, which has been
      >fine in most ways, except that the diameter is too small to get a decent
      >tiller attachment at the top, so I've always had tillers that have developed
      >a waggle after sitting on the mooring with tiller lashed for a week or two
      >while the seas bash the rudder around.
      >A 2" dia steel pipe would be much less prone to such wear and I'm minded to
      >replace the smaller stock with this.
      >My problem is this - I already have a 1" dia hole (6" long) in the bottom of
      >the hull to accommodate the stock. How can I widen this to 2". My 2" bit
      >works fine in solid wood where the central spike has something to screw
      >into. I've thought of gluing a 1" dowel in the hole, but this would present
      >end-grain to the screw on the bit, and probably wouldn't work too well.
      >All inspired ideas will be gratefully considered.
      >Thanks in advance!
      >PS Yesterday was end-of-season and the moorings need to be lifted, so I
      >hauled my Chebacco using our tiny Peugeot 206 hatchback, and trailed her up
      >the hill to our house. Ain't light displacement boats great?

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