5942Re: Emergency tiller problem
- Apr 5, 2012Colin,
I put a photo under Dream that shows the access hole with the e-tiller
installed. Excuse the mess, I was replacing the non-skid at the time. I
can't remember but I think the front of the ring is trimmed off so to
sit flush against the base of the pedestal.
--- In email@example.com, "Colin Campbell-Dunlop"
>cruising gear. This has gone well and she now sits a lot higher in the
> Hi all,
> We now have Trutz back in the water after a long winter ahore.
> We completely de-stocked the boat intending to conduct a cull of our
>Before stowing it in its usual place in the depths of the port cockpit
> As part of the process i cleaned up and painted the emergency tiller.
locker i thought i would try it out.
>might be a good idea for other owners to check their emergency tiller to
> The upshot is that it doesnt fit and probably never has done. It
see if they have the same problem.
>the issue is that the access hole to the quadrant is set too far aft.
> Trutz is a later version of the 35 with the Edson steering pedestal.
There isnt enough room to get the box section of the tiller on to the
top of the rudder stock rendering the tiller useless.
>possible to remove the deck fitting to create more space but i am yet to
> Of course, in a real emergency and pumped up on adrenalin it might be
see if it is easily removed.
>the earlier "A-frame" pedestal and it worked fine. The introduction of
> I suspect that the hole in the deck was further forward on boats with
the Edson hardware meant that the hole had to be shifted aft. In our
case, too far.
>may simply be a problem affecting the handful of special order boats
> Trutz was built after the production run of the 35 had ceased so it
built in the late 80's and early 90's.
>found a solution.
> Interested to hear if any other boats have the same issue or have
> All the best
> Colin & Jo
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