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Tiller Tamers for 1965 Widgeon

lmddmc

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Aug 8, 2021
12
Oday Widgeon Lake Palestine
I have a 65 widgeon and want to put some kind of tiller tamer on the tiller I have the updated traveler system from DR Marine I have looked at the Davis tiller tamer and it looks to be too big for my tiller. Does anyone have a better way to keep control of the tiller when maneuvering Thanks
 

Dave Groshong

SBO Staff
Staff member
Jan 25, 2007
1,790
Catalina 22 Seattle
I'm guessing the original tiller extension was just a stick, with a hinge on it, that boat doesn't really need a tamer.
 
May 24, 2004
6,769
CC 30 South Florida
It would be a waste of time and effort to install a tiller tamer on a Widgeon. First of all there is no practical purpose; where are you going to move to if not by the tiller? Second the boat's length is too short to hold a straight course or balance for any length of time. It requires continuous inputs to the tiller and the need to be able to respond quick.