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Seaward 25 emergency tiller

Jul 30, 2019
Seaward 25 777 Fort St. James
I have read about the idea of using the length of tubing attached to the rudder, (and designed to hold the mast crutch in place) as an attachment point for an emergency tiller in case the wheel steering fails. Mystified by a hinged length of galvanized tubing I found in the cabin locker, the revelation hit me that this was indeed the emergency tiller. The lower tube is notched to slot around the bolt which passes through the crutch-holding tube. A simple welded bracket holds the tiller portion. Crude, but feels and looks effective.




Dave Groshong

SBO Staff
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Jan 25, 2007
Catalina 22 Seattle
That's it! Just know that most e-tillers are near worthless for steering over 15 minutes, just not enough leverage.
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Jul 30, 2019
Seaward 25 777 Fort St. James
But if your steering fails as the supertanker bears down, you'll probably still use the emergency tiller!

I am just showing Seaward people what a previous owner has fabricated, without prejudice, as a lawyer might put it.
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