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Old 18 August 2014, 01:08   #1
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ooo...er mrs, look at the size of my tiller

...outboard!
snapped this while I was away....
big tiller for big boys on big 200hp outboard and aluminium...sorry
that should be "al...loo....min....um" hull open boat.
having just thought that must be the biggest tiller operated outboard
I have seen, the next boat to come along had a 250hp with a tiller!!
anyone have a bigger one ?
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Old 18 August 2014, 05:14   #2
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...outboard! snapped this while I was away.... big tiller for big boys on big 200hp outboard and aluminium...sorry that should be "al...loo....min....um" hull open boat. having just thought that must be the biggest tiller operated outboard I have seen, the next boat to come along had a 250hp with a tiller!! anyone have a bigger one ?
Funny enough was watching Robeson green the other day with a 200 opti being steered on a tiller Fishing some place remote

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I know the lifeboat next door can be steered with a tiller in case the helm fails — twin Opti 150s. I'm not sure if the tiller steers one or both. The throttles are still operated from the helmsman's position.

Apparently it's easier to back it onto the trailer with the tiller .
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Apparently it's easier to back it onto the trailer with the tiller .
Faster lock to lock.

Except at WOT, when you get all the prop torque, I'd guess...

Largest I've seen was a Honda 90. Boat sold, and was almost immediately converted to remote.

OTOH, those weird Thai canoe things often run V8 motors on like 6 to 10 foot shafts; I guess you could say that they're tiller steered.
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I know the lifeboat next door can be steered with a tiller in case the helm fails twin Opti 150s. I'm not sure if the tiller steers one or both. The throttles are still operated from the helmsman's position.

Apparently it's easier to back it onto the trailer with the tiller .
Doesn't it make a horrible noise trying to back an outboard powered boat onto a trailer?
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Doesn't it make a horrible noise trying to back an outboard powered boat onto a trailer?

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