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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    You meant bronze, right?
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I might just go with one of those comb like flip up "tiller holders" I saw a bronze one once that was a piece of art. Hi Kim, Well, maybe, maybe not. The comb idea was once (long LONG ago) state of the art. And I've sure they were better than leaving the tiller to swing of it's own accord. But the "settings" are so course that I'd try it first on someone else's boat. A couple of years ago, I bought a Sogman Tiller Brake, having tried all the other suggestions and found each had a gotcha. It has a twist lock to set the brake, and a fine pitch screw thread for the fine adjustment. Now comes to the part why I think the comb would not be satisfactory. You see, with what little play there is in my rudder, and it's not much at all, I find the tiller brake works a lot better if I run a bungee around it to hold it against one side of the pin. That looks lie about .010 to .020 maybe of play. But that's enough to allow the head to wander or not. I ought mine for Pride Marine, Canada. Can't find it on their site now tho. But might be worth a call?
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That seems a little harsh to me, after all, it is economical, indestructible, floats when swamped, has a nice molded lapstrake effect, mounts an outboard... only issue is what it's tied up to. Oh, wait... Tits? Tits would certainly help...
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    Schooner W. N. Ragland dismasted?

    Charlie Cobra? Are you busy?
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    Tom Colvin, who designed and built many a steel boat, once wrote that if all the material were free, he would build in aluminum for the pleasure of working with the material. From what I've read, welding in AL takes a lot of skill, but everything else is easier and more pleasurable than steel. Aluminum may cut your finger, but steel will make you bleed... I'm interested in how the boat will be finished out. Not the interior construction, but the surface finish... Two part epoxy primer and top coat?
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