Originally Posted by ALANT
Someone needs to tell the MCA it's stupid they require emergency steering, needed it for my last boat and a 225 opti.
Would have been great fun as the controls were about 6ft away
"I can see the point in emergency steering, but surely if you have lost your steerirng on a 250Hp, surely you'd be somewhat safer going for your tiller steer aux? "
A tiller steered aux is acceptable to fulfil the "emergency steering" requirement of the code, but an aux outboard is not required in itself.
So, an emergency tiller that can be fitted to the main engine will come in very handy if the steering fails.
Having experienced steering failure on a small RIB, an emergency tiller would have been very handy.
It's not too difficult to fit to an outboard - this recently seen on one of my customers coded RIBs.
Granted you wouldn't want to be going at speed but it would get you and your passengers home.
It has two holes in the mounting plate - one to go over the securing bolt for the fitted steering and one to secure through the spare hole on the engine tiller.