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rch701

DIY Tiller Extension

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If you are holding back on buying a tiller extension due to the $80 price tag it may be time to build it yourself. I have found that using the replacement U-joint is ($8.60 shipped from Intensity Sails) and a golf driver handle (~$2 from any Goodwill) works like a charm. The only challenge is the joint between the two. I used some scrap 1/2" SS tube and some super glue. Aluminum rivets would work too. Never given me a bit of trouble.

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if you need longer, use hockey stick shaft, 15$ on ebay, carbon fibre, even came with killer grip!

 

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Or this.  About A$5 from Bunnings.  A piece of electric conduit fits into the end which in turn fits into the universal joint.

Drill holes - big holes at the end for grip then small holes to anchor the 2mm line.

Yes, it's flexible which is great when it gets stuck somewhere.  This is on my 14ft beachcat (Maricat 4.3).

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