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RE: [capri26] Re: New Tiller

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  • David Munson
    I mounted my autohelm into the front of gas tank locker and works well. I made an aluminum trim and powder coated it. I will take a picture next time I m at
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 20 11:56 AM

      I mounted my autohelm into the front of  gas tank locker and works well.  I made an aluminum trim and powder coated it.

       

      I will take a picture next time I’m at the boat

       

      Madman

       

      David Munson

       

       

       

      From: capri26@yahoogroups.com [mailto:capri26@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of boatman26capri
      Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:28 PM
      To: capri26@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [capri26] Re: New Tiller

       

       

      Hi,

      We also had to buy a replacement tiller (Thank you Ruddercraft) for our Capri26 #168, but have NO original to compare to... We also have a tiller pilot (ST1000)which came with the boat. There is a mounting socket on the port aft seat there by the coaming instruments... Trying to get her ready to sail properly, have her in the water, rig tuned according to manual info.

      Would you gentlemen please share some info on your tiller & pilot?

      1)What is the original height of the tiller handle?
      2)Which tiller bracket do you use? Mounted above or below?

      Thanks!
      M/M Jeff Bruffett
      S/V Summer Breeze

      --- In capri26@yahoogroups.com, ALLAN HADLEY <allanhadley@...> wrote:
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      > I agree, it is slightly different, but when mounting it to the lower bracket I "fudged" a little, not perfectly square, so I raised the tiller handle to near its previous height.
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      > To: capri26@yahoogroups.com
      > From: splets@...
      > Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:25:23 -0700
      > Subject: Re: [capri26] New Tiller
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      > I recently purchased the Rudder craft tiller thru
      > Sailboatowners.com, beautiful tiller, but the curve of the tiller is not
      > the same as the original, my autopilot mount had to be modified.
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      > Bruce Spletstoser
      > Satinsheets
      > Gilbert, AZ
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      > ----- Original Message -----
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      > allanhadley
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      > To: capri26@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 2:11 PM
      > Subject: [capri26] New Tiller
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      > For what it's worth:
      > After 23 years on the original tiller for FULL
      > TILT, I finally cracked it for the last time a month ago. I have a "tiller
      > stick", and if it gets caught between the seats during a turn, that's not a
      > good thing!
      > I know some of you have searched before for a new tiller, and I
      > want to report the excerllent experience I had.
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      > Rudder Craft
      > (www.ruddercraft.com) in Idaho (!) provided an easy and pain-free experience
      > in replacing the tiller. They have models for MANY sailboats, and most are in
      > stock, even though they make their own. In fact, they supply West Marine with
      > the tillers you see in their catalog. I had a phone conversation with Richard
      > at Rudder Craft, and he couldn't have been more helpful. And on top of that,
      > it was shipped the same day and received 2 days later!
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      > We had a short
      > discussion that there MAY have been a change in the production during the
      > Capri 26's short life span, but our boat (#122) worked just fine. He thinks
      > some fo the later models may have had a tiller that is 2" across the butt end,
      > whereas mine was 1 1/2".
      > Just wanted to give everyone a heads up, in case
      > they need a new tiller!
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