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Old 05 June 2015, 22:43   #1
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Konrad Emergency Tiller

I looked at a ex mil Willard 7M for sale recently that the owner said he purchased at auction.
It was your standard diesel IO configuration with the Konrad outdrive.
There was a W shaped block/wedge with a slot in it located on top of the outdrive that myself and the owner had no idea what it was.
When I opened the storage box over the drive shaft area, I found a L shaped bracket that was an emergency tiller that fit in the slot. It also had an extension for the handle.

I have never seen one of these, and didn't even know they existed.
Pretty cool idea.

Has anyone here ever had to use one, or seen one in use?
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Old 05 June 2015, 22:54   #2
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No picture?
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Old 05 June 2015, 23:43   #3
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Nope. I didn't even think about it.

I would have to imagine if you ever had a steering control loss, you could just grab the top of your engine cover and muscle it around a little?
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Have had to fasten two paddles to the side of an Outboard before to make an emergency tiller. Rough and ready but worked.
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Old 06 June 2015, 20:42   #5
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yes, they are verey cool. I have had 5 willards and none of them has ever come with the tiller. So congrats on getting your hands on one!
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Old 12 July 2015, 18:57   #6
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Yeah, tiller still available from Konrad.......wait for it....

For $900.00 dollars !

I love my Konrad drive but parts are pricy. Your lucky to have it.
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